Thunder: New arrivals to debut against New Orleans
The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to extend its two-game winning streak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets.
Newly acquired shooting guard, Ronnie Brewer, will make his Thunder debut Wednesday, as the team defensive stopper, which Oklahoma City so desperately needs in its push for the playoffs and beyond.
The Thunder, who are coming off of a 30-point blowout victory against the Chicago Bulls, also signed veteran point guard, Derek Fisher on Monday. Fisher will provide the Thunder with much-needed veteran leadership off of the bench.
Fisher, who is now 38 years old, last played for Oklahoma City during its championship run last season. He will become the Thunder's third player over 30 years of age, joining Nick Collison, 32, as well as Kevin Martin, 30.
New Orleans, who lost three of its last four games, returns to Oklahoma City — a place the Hornets called home for two seasons after Hurricane Katrina struck in the summer of 2005.
The Hornets enter Wednesday's contest 10 games out of the playoffs with their opportunity of making the postseason very bleak, but with a future that is very bright.
The first overall pick in the 2012 draft, Anthony Davis out of Kentucky, is averaging 12 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds per contest, as the Hornets look to pull off a big win against the Thunder.
The Thunder — who’ve won 10 of their last 12 games at home and are riding a two-game win streak — are looking to capitalize on what should be a must-win game on Wednesday against a young Hornets team, who own the West's third worst record at 20-37.