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