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Knicks visit Thunder in Game One-OKC by 12 and that is just fine

From Loud City Section 315-My pick:  Take OKC (-12)

 

Enes Kanter makes a move on Tyler Zeller during the Knicks’ preseason loss to the Nets. Bill Kostroun

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony join Russell Westbrook to give the Oklahoma City Thunder three of the best basketball players in the world for the 2017-2018 season tipoff in the Chesapeake Energy Arena against New York.  The Knicks should will be work in former Thunder Enes Kanter into the starting lineup with holdover Kristaps Porzingis to battle the bigs of OKC, including Steven Adams.

Game Prediction:  OKC should win this one with ease.  Paul George and Carmelo Anthony should have their A game on with Russell Westbrook dishing the rock aplenty.  Thunder fans will have a better feel for what Coach Billy Donavan has in store for the early season with Patrick Patterson expected to play his first minutes for his new team.

 

OKC is currently -12.

 

Final:  OKC 104 New York 90

 

Feature Photo:  OKC’s Carmelo Anthony points during the Oklahoma City Thunder-Houston Rockets preseason basketball game, at the BOK Center, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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