The NBA preseason schedule will include two games for every team. Because of the mandatory accelerated pace the league needs to start the regular season on Dec. 25, it is believed that each team will play its closest neighboring franchise. For the Thunder, that would mean the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN Dallas has reported that last year’s Western Conference Finals matchup will indeed be the home-and-away for the Thunder this preseason.
The Dallas Mavericks will play two preseason games against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The first will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at American Airlines Center, and the second at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Oklahoma City.”