Oklahoma City Thunder v LA Clippers: Where to live stream, time, venue, who will win and all pre-match buzz about the NBA game

NBA season finale, set to air on Friday, August 14, will show a battle for the final seeding between Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers


                            Oklahoma City Thunder v LA Clippers: Where to live stream, time, venue, who will win and all pre-match buzz about the NBA game
Los Angeles Clippers v Oklahoma City Thunder (Getty Images)

NBA season finale which is all set to air on Friday, August 14, will show a battle for the final seeding between Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. Both the teams have sealed their postseason seeding and are just one step away from the final mark. Both the teams have met three times this season, with Clippers taking two of the three meetings. 

Blake Griffin #32 of the LA Clippers jumps past Domantas Sabonis #3 and Enes Kanter #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on November 11, 2016, in Oklahoma City (Getty Images)

 

Thunder defeated Miami Heat in their last match, while the Clippers ran roughshod over the Denver Nuggets.

Oklahoma City Thunder preview

The Thunder is 44-27 on the season currently and 4-3 inside the "bubble". On Wednesday, August 12, the Thunder defeated Miami Heat by 116-115. The Thunder trailed Miami 100-82 entering the fourth quarter but pulled off the victory with 34-15 fourth quarter. In the win, the Thunder welcomed back Steven Adam, Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nerlens Noel. These players didn't join their team in the previous match against Phoenix Suns due to injury. With the latest win, Thunder is now 4th in the Western Conference. Regardless of what happens against the Clippers in the season finale, they will face the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs.

Los Angeles Clippers preview

As the LA Clippers are 48-23 on the season currently and also 4-3 inside the "bubble". On Wednesday, August 12, the Clippers won 124-111 as a 5.5 point favorite over the Denver Nuggets. Some of the star players of the game included Paul George who averages 21.5 points per game, Kawhi Leonard who averages 27.1 points per game and Lou Williams at 18.2 points per game. Though they were strengthened by the arrival of Montrezl Harrell (with 18.6 ppg) in the Tuesday, August 11, match, they will not have him available for this game.

Where to watch

Viewers from the USA can watch the live telecast of this game on ESPN. Local viewers in California and Oklahoma can catch it on Spectrum SportsNet and Fox Sports Oklahoma. You can also, listen to it on, AM 570 LA Sports and WWLS 98.1FM OKC.

When to watch

You can stream the match live on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 6.30 pm ET.

Venue

The match will take place in ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida. According to the ESPN website, "Something magical occurs when ESPN innovation combines with the guest service of Walt Disney World® Resort. Since 1997, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has seen sports dreams come true for athletes and fans of all ages."

Who will win

As the two teams have already competed against each other thrice in the NBA series, the Clippers have proved to be the charm by winning two of the three matches. The Thunder’s 3-point defense will have a completely different look without their key defenders on the floor. The Clippers have been a fine defensive squad this year, but the offense is definitely their better strength. So we predict that the Clippers have a higher chance to win the game.

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