Next five games for the Thunder

By John Rohde, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: January 21, 2012

Monday: vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — Back from a week on the road, the Thunder must take care of business at home, meaning no more choke jobs against an Eastern doormat.


Wednesday: vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — Another doormat. Anxiously awaiting the return of Eric Gordon, the Hornets already have assembled two six-game losing streaks.

Friday: at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. (NBA TV, FSOK) — A quasi-doormat. Warriors are potentially lethal, especially at home, where fans always seem to show their appreciation.

Jan. 30: at Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 p.m. (NBA TV, FSOK) — A potential track meet awaits between Lob City and the visitors from Loud City. Break out the chain nets.

Feb. 1: at Dallas, 7 p.m. (ESPN, FSOK) — The Mavericks manhandled the Thunder in the last meeting in Dallas. Important game for OKC to win to prove it's the team to beat.