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A 3-minute look at the upcoming Thunder schedule.
Best home stand: The Thunder have a pair of six-game home stands, but the November 18-29 stretch is really good when some of the best in the West come through Oklahoma City. The five-game stand starts with Denver and then the Clippers. There's Utah, San Antonio and then Golden State. That's some serious playoff power.
Longest road trip: four games, April 4-9. It's not that long and not the toughest, either. Starting with the April 4 game at Houston, the Thunder go from there to Phoenix, Sacramento and finish at the Clippers. Sure, Houston and the Clippers are tough, but a four-game road trip is certainly manageable, especially considering the opponents of the middle two games.
Back-to-backs: The Thunder play 15 of them this season, the same number as a year ago.
Most-difficult back-to-back: April 3-4 vs. San Antonio and at Houston.
First back-to-back of the season: Nov. 13-14 at the Clippers and at Golden State.
First game of the season: Oct. 30 at Utah
First home game of the season: Nov. 3, vs. Phoenix
Last home game of the season: April 16 vs. Detroit
Sunday special: The Thunder play 15 home games on Sundays, including seven in a row in a November through January stretch.
In demand: The Thunder play 24 games on either ESPN, ABC, TNT or TBS. That's a lot of interest for a team that's not the Lakers or Knicks.
Best road games
3. Thunder at Knicks, Dec. 25: Nothing like a national ABC television game to check out while opening presents. The NBA owns Christmas Day and the Thunder have become a staple. Plus, any excuse to see Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony put on a scoring display is always fun.
2. Thunder at Bulls, March 17: St. Patrick's Day game on ESPN and Derrick Rose? Sounds like a pretty good night, considering we haven't seen what Rose can do in more than a season. Should be a great matchup.
1. Thunder at Heat, Jan. 29: So, how many losses is it now in a row against Miami? Wonder if this will be the one where Oklahoma City figures it out. The Thunder beat Miami in Game 1 of the 2012 Finals. Remember that? Since then, it's been six losses in a row.
Best home games
3. Heat at Thunder, Feb. 20: Another nationally televised game on a Thursday night. Doesn't get better than LeBron and D-Wade against Durant and Russ.
2. Spurs at Thunder, April 3: Everyone is big on Houston making a move this season in the West, and the Rockets very well might, but you have to figure if it's April, the Spurs are in the mix. The last of the four regular-season meetings is this one, a Thursday night TNT matchup.
1. Rockets at Thunder, Dec. 29: James Harden, Dwight Howard, the 2013 playoffs. Plenty of storylines as Houston comes to town for the first meeting between the two teams this season.
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