The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to catch the insanely hot Spurs top seed in the West while OKC’s opponent for tonight’s NBA basketball game, the Dallas Mavericks, have fallen into an eighth place tie with Phoenix.
NBA Basketball on TNT comes two days early this week as the cable channel will be covering March Madness Sweet 16 games on Thursday night. As a result, an intriguing game that affects the top and bottom of the Western Conference playoffs standings gets the national spotlight while the Miami Heat take a much needed break.
The Thunder played the Mavericks a week ago and surprisingly lost badly, much to the chagrin of the Suns, Grizzlies, Warriors and Pacers, all of whom are battling Dallas for the final five playoff spots in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City lost that game 109-86 after having won seven games in a row previously.
On Monday, the Thunder rolled over Denver 117-96 with Russell Westbrook sitting out to rest his knee. Reggie Jackson started instead and tallied 16 points and 11 assists, the latter a career-best. Oklahoma needs to win tonight to stay two behind the Spurs for the top seed in the West, especially considering the Spurs have won 14 games in a row. Watch the Thunder Mavs game live online streaming on TNT tonight to see if the Thunder can keep pace.
Dallas is in the middle of an eight-game homestand but is only 2-2 thus far. Last night’s tough overtime loss to the Nets dropped them into a tie with the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final playoff spot. A loss tonight will see them drop into ninth place by half a game as Phoenix has the night off.
Tonight’s Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game has a start time of 8pm EST / 5pm PST. The game is being nationally televised on TNT so if you have that channel in your cable or satellite package, tune in to watch Mavericks Thunder HD tonight.
TNT additionally provides subscribers the ability to watch Thunder vs Mavericks online free live streaming at the official TNT Overtime website here on phones, tablets, iPads and other devices. This service offers multiple camera angles and player cams, as well as DVR replay playback.
NBA League Pass members can also watch tonight’s TNT basketball game between OKC and Dallas online live streaming or any basketball game via NBA live stream.