OKC Thunder 2022-23 preseason schedule revealed

The Thunder will play 6 preseason games in 10 days.

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Thursday the release of the 2022-23 preseason schedule.

The Thunder will play six games during a 10-day stretch that spans from Oct. 3 to Oct. 13. The six games will be:

  • Oct. 3 at Denver Nuggets
  • Oct. 5 vs. Dallas Mavericks at Tulsa
  • Oct. 6 vs. NBL’s Adelaide 36ers
  • Oct. 9 vs. Israel’s Maccabi Ra’anana
  • Oct. 11 at Detroit Pistons
  • Oct. 13 at San Antonio Spurs

The Thunder will kick off their regular season on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 19.

The Thunder will go the entirety of the season without the No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren after the team announced he was going to miss the full year due to a Lisfranc injury on his right foot.

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A couple of Lions 2022 opponents will be without top players when facing Detroit

The Washington Commanders and Dallas Cowboys will each be without critical players when facing the Detroit Lions in 2022

The Detroit Lions have some ongoing injury issues that are somewhat worrisome. It’s not a problem exclusive to Detroit, however. Two of the team’s NFC East opponents in 2022 will be without arguably the most talented player on their rosters when they face the Lions this season.

The Washington Commanders will come to Ford Field in Week 2 without star defensive end Chase Young. The Commanders placed Young on the reserve/PUP list this week, meaning the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft will miss at least the first four games. Young is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last November.

Washington will also be without starting center Tyler Larsen, who was also placed on the reserve/PUP list.

It’s even more serious in Dallas, where the Cowboys have lost perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith for at least most of the 2022 season. Smith tore his left hamstring away from the bone, an avulsion fracture, in an injury that could end his Dallas career, per reports. The Lions travel to Dallas in Week 7 in Detroit’s first game after the bye week, and Smith will definitely be out.

Detroit fans and players should feel little mercy for their NFC East brethren after the ridiculous rash of injuries that plagued the Lions in 2021.

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List of every time the Thunder play against every team in 2022-23 season

Here is a list of every time the Oklahoma City Thunder match up with every one of the 29 teams in the league in the 2022-23 season.

The 2022-23 schedule for the Oklahoma City Thunder was released on Wednesday. The Thunder will play 82 games spanning from October to April.

The Thunder looks to endure another rebuilding season around the young and exciting core of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, Josh Giddey and Lu Dort.

For the first time since the 2020 playoffs, the Thunder will play on national TV. The game against the Orlando Magic features the top two picks in this year’s draft: Paolo Banchero and Holmgren.

To make things easier for the fans to read the schedule, the following is a list of the dates of every matchup with the other 29 teams in the NBA going in alphabetical order:

Full 2022-23 OKC Thunder schedule released

Here’s the full Thunder schedule.

The NBA released the 2022-23 schedules for all 30 teams in the league on Wednesday. This includes the Oklahoma City Thunder, who will play 82 games from October to April.

Here’s the full 82-game schedule for the Thunder:

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The Thunder will play one nationally televised games this season that’s not on NBATV. It will be a matchup between the top two 2022 draft picks: Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren. The Thunder host the Orlando Magic on Nov. 1 on TNT.

This will be the first time the Thunder have had a nationally televised game not on NBA TV since the 2020 NBA playoffs. The young trio of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren and Josh Giddey is enticing enough to garner at least a couple of ESPN and TNT appearances this season.

The Thunder will open the season on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 19. The first home game for the Thunder will take place on Oct. 23 against the Timberwolves.

The Thunder will play six games in October, 16 games in November, 14 games in December, 14 games in January, 11 games in February, 17 games in March and four games in April.

The Thunder will play 13 back-to-back games this season. The All-Star break is scheduled from Feb. 16 to Feb. 22 for the Thunder.

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The Lions get a (preseason) primetime game

The Detroit Lions landed a national broadcast for the preseason opener after being blanked from primetime in the regular season

All the uproar over the Detroit Lions being shut out of primetime games in the 2022 NFL schedule might have produced a minor victory for the Lions. Detroit earned itself a national primetime broadcast for its preseason opener.

The league revealed the broadcast schedule and all times and dates for the three preseason games for each team. Detroit opens up hosting the Atlanta Falcons in a game that will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network.

The preseason opener takes place in Ford Field on Friday, August 12th and kicks off at 6 p.m. ET. It’s not exactly primetime but it’s a national broadcast that indeed extends well into primetime. It allows the rest of the country a chance for a first look at Year 2 of the Dan Campbell Lions.

Lions schedule: Too-early game-by-game predictions for all 17 games

An early prediction on all 17 games on the Detroit Lions 2022 schedule

It’s time once again for the too-early “schedule game”. You know how it goes. We get the Detroit Lions schedule finalized and then it’s a requirement we go through and predict wins and losses for each game. It’s a time-honored staple of sports radio and fandom!

I have a slightly different process than most folks in doing it. I actually go through each game three times. I guesstimate the best possible outcome for the Lions, the worst possible outcome, and then which one is more likely given the opponent and my general feeling towards that team in 2022.

In this exact prediction piece in 2021, I had the Lions finishing 5-12.

Lions get a favorable strength of schedule for 2022

The Lions have one of the easiest schedules in terms of opposing win percentage from a year ago

One of the reasons the Detroit Lions could rise in the standings in 2022 is a simple matter of the strength of schedule. The Lions have one of the easier schedules in terms of opponent win percentages from a year ago.

The Lions have the fifth-easiest schedule in 2022 when accounting for the aggregate win percentage of the 17 teams on the upcoming schedule. Only the four teams in the NFC East have lighter percentages than Detroit’s .467. And the Lions play all four of those teams — Dallas, New York Giants, Philadelphia and Washington. Detroit gets the advantage of opening at home against the Eagles and Commanders, too.

It helps that the Lions are playing a fourth-place schedule, of course. Finishing in last in the NFC North in 2021 at 3-13-1 set up Detroit to play fellow bottom-dwellers from a season ago in the AFC South and NFC South. Those two teams, Jacksonville and Carolina, combined to finish 8-26.

In 2021 the Lions sputtered to their last-place finish with one of the NFL’s tougher schedules. Detroit faced an aggregate .529 win percentage from 2020 in 2021.

The 6 most pivotal games on the Lions 2022 schedule

Our Cam Garrity breaks down the 6 most pivotal games on the Detroit Lions 2022 schedule

The Detroit Lions, like all other teams, saw their schedule be released on Thursday. What always comes with this territory is media stipulation on where they think the best matchups lie, and why. So now it’s my turn to go through the six games I feel are pivotal for the Detroit Lions in 2022. And yes I think there is a shot they can make the playoffs this season, I really do.

Here is the Detroit Lions 2022 regular season schedule

Here is the Detroit Lions 2022 17-game regular season schedule

The 2022 Detroit Lions schedule is now established. Detroit will have nine home dates and eight road games in the 17-game regular season schedule.

Dan Campbell’s second season as the Lions head coach begins with two home dates against foes from the NFC East. There are no primetime games for the Lions, making them the only team that does not appear on Thursday night, Sunday night or Monday Night Football.

The bye week comes early with a Week 6 break sandwiched between two road games. The Lions finish with two games inside the NFC North, capping off the season in Green Bay with a visit to the Packers.

Week Date Opponent Time (ET)
1 Sept. 11 vs Philadelphia Eagles 1 p.m. Tickets
2 Sept. 18 vs Washington Commanders 1 p.m. Tickets
3 Sept. 25 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. Tickets
4 Oct. 2 vs Seattle Seahawks 1 p.m. Tickets
5 Oct. 9 at New England Patriots 1 p.m. Tickets
6 Oct. 16 BYE
7 Oct. 23 at Dallas Cowboys 1 p.m. Tickets
8 Oct. 30 vs Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. Tickets
9 Nov. 6 vs Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. Tickets
10 Nov. 13 at Chicago Bears 1 p.m. Tickets
11 Nov. 20 at New York Giants 1 p.m. Tickets
12 Nov. 24 vs Buffalo Bills

(Thanksgiving)

12:30 p.m. Tickets
13 Dec. 4 vs Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m. Tickets
14 Dec. 11 vs Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. Tickets
15 Dec. 18 at New York Jets 1 p.m. Tickets
16 Dec. 24 at Carolina Panthers

(Saturday)

1 p.m. Tickets
17 Jan. 1 vs Chicago Bears 1 p.m. Tickets
18 Jan. 7/8 at Green Bay Packers TBD Tickets

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Lions 3-game preseason schedule set

The Lions open the preseason with a visit from the Atlanta Falcons

In addition to the 2022 regular-season slate of 17 games, the Detroit Lions preseason docket is now revealed. Well, mostly anyway.

The Lions will have three preseason games in August. Only one of the games will be at Ford Field, the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The exact date and time for the first two exhibition games have yet to be fully determined.

Detroit will take to the road to play the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts in the final two preseason dates. The finale in Indianapolis will take place on August 28th at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The shift from four games down to three exhibitions coincided with the league expanding the regular-season schedule to 17 games. Because the Lions have nine home dates in the games that count, they only get one preseason matchup in Ford Field.

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