NBA opening night 2013 is tonight, and the schedule features the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Utah Jazz live at the EnergySolutions Arena. If you are not catching Game 6 of the World Series, this game will be a fun one to watch, especially if you have desperately missed the NBA.
Oklahoma City will play in Utah without Russell Westbrook, who is still recovering from an ACL tear, but is expected to be back with the team in about a month. Even though the season opener is on the road, OKC is favored to win this matchup against the rebuilding Utah Jazz. Kevin Durant, Reggie Jackson, and Serge Ibaka will attempt to start the season off right without Westbrook.
Five Utah Jazz players will miss NBA opening night 2013, according to an Oct. 30 Salt Lake Tribune report. They are Trey Burke (finger), Marvin Williams (Achilles), Brandon Rush (knee), Jeremy Evans (rotator cuff), and Andris Biedrins (ankle). Will John Lucas III step in at point guard for Trey Burke, or will it be Jamaal Tinsley? Signs point to John Lucas III.
Oklahoma City vs. Utah will air live on TV on Fox Sports at 9 p.m. EDT. There is good news for those who won't be near a TV at tip off. The Thunder vs. the Jazz is available via live stream video using a free trial of NBA League Pass. If you do not want to use the trial, you can also see the live stream video via NBA TNT Overtime. If you happen to have the World Series game 6 on your TV, you can still get the live stream video of Oklahoma City vs. Utah on another device.