Thunder vs. Suns preview: Sellout crowd expected in Tulsa

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

James Harden may make his return to the court after a groin injury sidelined the guard in the last two preseason games.

With a 120-98 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, the Thunder got their first preseason win of the year after losing their first two games. They'll look to make it back-to-back victories on Friday night when they host the Phoenix Suns at the BOK Center.

Home of the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA, the BOK Center is sold out for Friday night's game and is expected to fill its entire 18,233-person capacity.

The crowd can expect to see most of the starters of the team that won the Western Conference Finals in early 2012, but not for much more than a half. Kevin Durant played the most minutes of his preseason so far when he had just more than 26 minutes against the Bobcats on Tuesday.

Fans may also see the return of James Harden, who suffered a groin injury against the Rockets in the preseason opener. He has since remained out of the lineup, missing each of the next two games, but did play in a scrimmage on Thursday night.

Tip-off against the Suns at BOK Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.

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