Thunder To Play Preseason Against Mavericks

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 3:22 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- According to, Oklahoma City will play its two preseason games against Western Conference Finals opponent Dallas Mavericks, with the two games played in the week leading up to the regular season.

The NBA reached a tentative deal Saturday after a lengthy lockout cut into the season, providing for a shortened preseason and a 66-game regular season. Free agency is set to begin Dec. 9 and the regular season tipping off with a triple-header Christmas Day.

The two preseason games are scheduled for Dec. 18 and Dec. 20, the first tipping at 6:30 p.m. in Dallas, with the second tipping at 7 p.m. in Oklahoma City.