The Thunder have had their troubles as of late. They aren't defending as well, with assistant coach Ron Adams having gone back to the Chicago Bulls, and with James Harden(notes) and Kevin Durant(notes) struggling, the offense has been pretty mediocre. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are playing their sixth game in a 10-day season, and they've won four of five already.
But OKC still features the same roster that won them 50 games last season, minus Nick Collison's(notes) moving feet, and the talent is there. And this game will feature a healthy chunk of Seattle SuperSonics fans in the stands, making the league uneasy, which is always fun.
Enjoy it, comment away, and we'll see you tomorrow.