Having lost five consecutive games, the Oklahoma City Barons have an opportunity to move up the standings this weekend.
Oklahoma City hosts San Antonio Friday and Saturday night. The Barons play at Houston on Sunday.
“It is early in the season but they’re important points,” said teammate Josh Green. “They’re just as important now as they are at the end of the season. We’re battling to get in a playoff spot.
“We need to start putting some points together, putting together a little bit of streak together. Obviously it’s important against divisional rivals. We want to move ahead of them and keep pushing them further down the standings.
Oklahoma City wouldn’t be in the playoffs if they started today. The Barons have dropped to fourth in the South Division.
“It’s a big weekend,” said winger Taylor Hall. “If we can get six points we’re right back in the thick of things and can make up for our mistakes in the last week.”
Oklahoma City collected 13 of 14 possible standings points at the end of the November, going 6-0-1 but hasn’t posted a win in December.
“Every game is important but we feel this weekend is even more important because of the slump we’re in right now,” said forward Philippe Cornet.