Another NBA season commences in October, with a handful of OKC Thunder home games to satiate your basketball appetite. Small forward Carmelo Anthony was traded, but All-Star guard Russell Westbrook remains and swingman Paul George signed a four-year contract with the team, so the season should be anything but ordinary.
Preseason games kick off Oct. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena against the Detroit Pistons, followed by the only game in Tulsa, at the BOK Center, on Oct. 7 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks boast Trae Young, the University of Oklahoma point guard who joined the team in June after only one collegiate season. Preseason games wrap up Oct. 9 at Chesapeake versus the Milwaukee Bucks.
The regular kicks off with a bang in Oakland against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Oct. 16. The first home game, Oct. 21, sees the Thunder facing the Sacramento Kings. Other home games include Oct. 25 versus the Boston Celtics, Oct. 28 versus the Phoenix Suns and Oct. 30 versus the Los Angeles Clippers.
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