Even split: Ten of the first 20 games are on the road, and 15 of the first 30 games are on the road.
No Martin Luther King Day game: After playing on the day that honors the late civil rights leader from 2010-12, the Thunder will not be featured as part of this celebratory day for the second consecutive season.
Toughest month: January. Of the month's 17 games, 10 will be played on the road. And those road games include dates at Denver, Memphis, Houston, San Antonio, Miami and Brooklyn.
Easiest month: February. There are just 11 games and seven of them are at home. There's a six-day break in between games. There are no back-to-backs. And opponents include Washington, Orlando, Portland and Cleveland.
Sunday matinee: Rather than the traditional 6 p.m. start time, the Thunder's March 30 game against Utah is scheduled for 2 p.m. despite not being scheduled for ABC. The official word from a team spokesman is the Thunder requested the earlier tip-off time to offer fans more variety. But might the Thunder be testing a new Sunday start time?
Home, sweet home: The Thunder has two six-game home stands, and the All-Star break falls right before the second one. It will allow players an opportunity to put away their luggage from Feb. 14 until March 5.
Rose returns: After missing all of last season with a knee injury, Chicago point guard Derrick Rose will return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Dec. 19.
Hello, Brooklyn: Both of the Thunder's games against the new-look Nets will come in January. OKC hosts Brooklyn on Thursday, Jan. 2, and travels to the Barclays Center on Jan. 31.
Welcome back, K-Mart: Former sixth man Kevin Martin makes his way back to OKC with Minnesota on Sunday, Dec. 1, and Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Back-to-backs: OKC has 15 back-to-backs scheduled, the same number as last season. Six of those sets will be played after March 15.
Game days: Monday (six), Tuesday (12), Wednesday (13), Thursday (12), Friday (15), Saturday (six), Sunday (18).