PRESEASON GAMES ANNOUNCED
The Thunder will return to Tulsa and Wichita, Kan., for the 2014 preseason, the team announced Wednesday.
Oklahoma City will host Toronto inside Wichita’s INTRUST Bank Arena on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. The Thunder will then play Minnesota at Tulsa’s BOK Center on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
This will be the Thunder’s third consecutive preseason appearance in Wichita and its sixth time visiting Tulsa during the exhibition season.
Tickets for both preseason games will go on sale in mid-April. The Thunder will announced its entire 2014 preseason schedule at a later date.
Caron Butler on the fan response in his debut Tuesday night — “I was in awe, trying to gather my thoughts. I have to say, for the second time in my career, I was actually nervous. It was, ‘Oh, wow, my first shot may go over the backboard or something.’”
The Thunder kicks off a two-game road trip Thursday at Phoenix. It’s the second of three meetings between the teams this season. OKC won the first game, 103-96, inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Tip-off is 8 p.m.