OKC 2013-14 NBA Schedule Looks To Be A Tough One This Year
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s schedule for the 2013-14 season has been released and it looks to have a number of viable games of interest. Make sure you buy your Thunder tickets today to ensure that you will be coming to the Chesapeake Energy Arena this year.
The Thunder will open their home schedule on November 3 with the Phoenix Suns. The Thunder’s second home game is on November 6 and will be against Dallas. This should be a better game what with Dirk Nowitzki looking to move on from last season’s tough times.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been a circus in recent weeks and it’s unclear of Kobe Bryant will actually be in the lineup when they come to OKC on December 13.
The Chicago Bulls will visit the Thunder on December 19. It is unclear as to whether Derrick Rose will be fully healthy for the Bulls at this point. Rose missed all of last season recovering from a knee injury.
The Thunder will still be home in time for New Years Eve when the team takes on the Portland Trailblazers at home. There has been much debate over whether the Blazers would have been better had they taken Kevin Durant in the draft instead of Greg Oden.
The Brooklyn Nets will be coming into OKC on January 2. Whether the team’s acquisitions of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will bring the team to the top of the East is uncertain. Both those players left the Boston Celtics, a decimated team with an unproven new coach in Brad Stevens. The Celtics will be coming to OKC on January 5.
While the Indiana Pacers were a strong team last season, many argue that this was primarily because Rose was not playing for the Bulls last year. Still, the Pacers have the top rebounding staff in the NBA with Roy Hibbert and Paul George leading the way. They will be coming out to Oklahoma City on December 8.
The Thunder will host the San Antonio Spurs on November 27 and April 3. These games should prove to be entertaining as the status of who the best team in the West is could be at stake during these games.
The Thunder will also play the Houston Rockets on December 29 and March 11. While dealing with former teammate James Harden might be a challenge, there is no telling what to expect from the Rockets this year as Dwight Howard enters into the fray.
The most anticipated Eastern Conference home game for the Thunder this year will be their games against the Miami Heat on February 20. One storyline worth observing involves not only what Greg Oden will do with Miami but also if Lebron James will actually stay as he becomes a free agent in the 2014 offseason. This home game will be the start of a six game home run for the Thunder with games against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 23 and the Memphis Grizzlies on February 28.
The Thunder will close out the regular season at home against the Detroit Pistons on April 16. Whether or not the Thunder will have taken the division at this point is not clear just yet but this should prove to be an interesting season for the Thunder regardless.
Nov. 3 vs. Phoenix Suns 7:00
Nov. 6 vs. Dallas Mavericks 9:30
Nov. 10 vs. Washington Wizards 7:00
Nov. 18 vs. Denver Nuggets 8:00
Nov. 21 vs. Los Angeles Clippers 8:00
Nov. 24 vs. Utah Jazz 7:00
Nov. 27 vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:00
Nov. 29 vs. Golden State Warriors 8:00
Dec. 1 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 7:00
Dec. 8 vs. Indiana Pacers 7:00
Dec. 13 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 8:00
Dec. 15 vs. Orlando Magic 7:00
Dec. 19 vs. Chicago Bulls 8:00
Dec. 22 vs. Toronto Raptors 7:00
Dec. 29 vs. Houston Rockets 7:00
Dec. 31 vs. Portland Trailblazers 8:00
Jan. 2 vs. Brooklyn Nets 8:00
Jan. 5 vs. Boston Celtics 7:00
Jan. 11 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 8:00
Jan. 17 vs. Golden State Warriors 9:30
Jan. 19 vs. Sacramento Kings 7:00
Jan. 21 vs. Portland Trailblazers 8:00
Jan. 27 vs. Atlanta Hawks 8:00
Feb. 3 vs. Memphis Grizzlies 8:00
Feb. 5 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00
Feb. 9 vs. New York Knicks 1:00
Feb. 20 vs. Miami Heat 8:00
Feb. 23 vs. Los Angeles Clippers 1:00
Feb. 26 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 8:00
Feb. 28 vs. Memphis Grizzlies 8:00
Mar. 2 vs. Charlotte Bobcats 7:00
Mar. 4 vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:00
Mar. 11 vs. Houston Rockets 8:00
Mar. 13 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 9:30
Mar. 16 vs. Dallas Mavericks 7:00
Mar. 24 vs. Denver Nuggets 8:00
Mar. 28 vs. Sacramento Kings 8:00
Mar. 30 vs. Utah Jazz 3:00
Apr. 3 vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:00
Apr. 11 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 8:00
Apr. 16 vs. Detroit Pistons 8:00