This also counts as an open thread, so feel free to post your thoughts during the game here.
Time: 7:00 PM Central Standard Time
Place: The Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: KSBI-TV, Cox Sports Television
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1)
For matchup analysis, go here.
Backstory: The Thunder are facing the Hornets in what is sure to be an important matchup as both teams look to make playoff runs. Both runs are unexpected though, both with different reasons for being so. The Thunder, obviously, have had a excellent run after last seasons disastrous start and finish. The Hornets are unexpected because their star, Chris Paul has been out for an extended period of time. Daren Collison, unexpectedly, has stepped up and all but filled the void. This keeps the Hornets around .500 and winning the games they should, but not necessarily good enough to beat out the Thunder.
Prediction: Oklahoma City 105, New Orleans 102