Found October 31, 2013 on In The Neutral Zone:
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena When: Oct. 30 @ 8 PM CST TV:  Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722) Radio:  WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1430 AM) Oklahoma City opens up the season tonight facing the Utah Jazz, and the story lines are aboundin’. Russell Westbrook is out and the Oklahoma City Thunder play the first part of the season without him. An unproven Jazz with a winning record last season are attempting to take another step in their development this season. The bench scoring for the Thunder is up in the air, with no definite answer. But all these story lines are better talked about later in the season, so here’s the Quick and Dirty. Q&D Bench. The Thunder has as unproven a bench as they have had since the first days in Oklahoma City. Reggie Jackson and Nick Collison have shown their worth, but the rest have much still to prove. Scoring. Kevin Durant will score points. This is science (same goes with blocks for Ibaka and technical fouls for Perk). But the rest of the scoring is much more shaky after that. Whether or not Ibaka, Jackson, and Lamb can take the pressure off Durant to score 100 every night is a question that will be answered soon. Defense. Scott Brooks stresses defense to his team as much as anything, and the Thunder defense has been pretty good the last couple of years. Only time will tell if the Thunder have progressed or regressed defensively, and it could be an indicator of how this season will go. Starting Lineup  Oklahoma City- Jackson, Sefolosha, Durant, Ibaka, Perkins Utah-  Lucas III, Hayward, Jefferson, Favors, Kanter Injuries Oklahoma City: Westbrook- Out Utah: None Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=’http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js’;s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !==’undefined’)jQuery(d.body).trigger(‘pd-script-load’);}(document,’script’,'pd-polldaddy-loader’)); No views yet
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