Anthony – who signed for the Rockets last summer – will make his return to Oklahoma for the first time in the early hours of this morning (1am UK time) after flopping during his one-year stay at the franchise.
The veteran got regular game time, but he struggled to make much of an impact.
The Thunders – who got off to a slow start – have turned things around in recent weeks and now boast a 6-4 record.
And Anthony doesn’t expect he’ll get the best reception as he’s going back to Oklahoma as an opposing player.
He said: “They can’t cheer for me. I’m on another team.
“They’re cheering for their team.
“They boo for the other team. That’s something that I expected.”
However, Anthony recognises that Oklahoma has a special atmosphere.
He added: “I think it’s a great atmosphere, whether you’re home or an away team.
“You want to be a part of atmosphere like that, where the fans are in tune to the game from the second that you walk into the arena to the game.
“That energy is just different.
“If you’re a competitor, you have to just love that type of atmosphere.”
Meanwhile, Thunders will be without Russell Westbrook who has been ruled out of the clash with a sprained ankle.
His absence will be a blow as the Thunder are 5-2 with him when he starts.
But they are 1-2 when he doesn’t play.