OKC Thunder hoping to pad 'bounce-back' record
One of OKC's most impressive statistics the past three seasons is its “bounce-back” record.
Since the 2010-11 season, the Thunder is 44-10 (.815) coming off a regular-season loss. Only Chicago has a better record at 46-8 (.852).
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In that time span, OKC's longest losing streak has been three games, and it's happened only twice.
Bounce-back records of other notable franchises the last three seasons: San Antonio is 35-13 (.729); Miami is 35-20 (.636) and the Los Angeles Lakers are 42-38 (.525), including 9-15 this season.
Coming off Sunday's loss to the Lakers at Staples Center, the Thunder will try to improve its bounce-back record to 45-10 with a victory against Memphis at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
OKC and Memphis should both be well-rested for Thursday's contest.
The Thunder (34-11) will be coming off three days' rest, which included no formal practices on Monday and Tuesday.
The Grizzlies (29-15) won at Philadelphia on Monday night and will have two days' rest.
This will be the second meeting this season between Memphis and OKC.
The Grizzlies posted a convincing 107-97 victory at The Peake on Nov. 14, which was part of Memphis' 8-1 start to the season.
The Thunder is 9-7 all-time against the Grizzlies in the regular season.