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Game #23 Preview | Brooklyn Nets

Zachary Low

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Game #23 - Nets - Preview Stats

Tip-Off: 6:30 PM CT

Location: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)

Television: Fox Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to roll over teams as they have won 15 of their last 18, including 3 consecutive, and they are not looking to slow down any time soon. On Monday, the Thunder knocked off the Pistons in Detroit, who were riding a 7-game winning streak entering the game.

Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Nets in Brooklyn, who are not having such a great season. At 8-17, the Nets have lost 7 in a row. The Nets’ leading scorer Caris LeVert went down with an injury a few weeks ago, and he should be out for some time. Now, the Nets are relying on point guard D’Angelo Russell to lead the way.

The Thunder remains 3rd in the Western Conference, just one win behind the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers, both of which OKC will take on in the next couple of weeks. Tonight’s matchup should be an easy one for the Thunder, which gives them yet another opportunity to move up in the standings.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Jerami Grant
  • C: Steven Adams

Nets

  • PG: D’Angelo Russell
  • SG: Spencer Dinwiddie
  • SF: Allen Crabbe
  • PF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • C: Jarrett Allen

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Nets

  • Treveon Graham (left hamstring) is OUT.
  • Joe Harris (left abductor tightness) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Caris Levert (foot) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 12-7 against the Nets (6-3 at home, 6-4 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Nets 4 times, lost it once, and tied 5 times.
  • The Thunder has lost the last 3 games against the Nets at Barclays Center.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder has won 3 consecutive games while the Nets have lost 7 in a row.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-2 in their last 10 while Brooklyn is 2-8 in their last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 6-4 on the road while Brooklyn is 3-9 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-1 against the Eastern Conference while Brooklyn is 2-10 against the Western Conference.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-13 after one day of rest while Brooklyn is 5-9 after one day of rest.
  • The Thunder is 4-0 on Wednesday night while the Nets are 2-4 on Wednesday night.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Brooklyn Nets Official Game Notes

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