Tip-Off: 6:30 PM CT
Location: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)
Television: Fox Sports Oklahoma, NBA TV
Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal
Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game
The Oklahoma City Thunder (20-16) saw their 5-game winning streak come to an end Monday night as they dropped a 120-113 decision on the road to the Philadelphia 76ers (24-14). Philly had the hot hand from deep (13-of-26 from 3), and the Thunder could not knock down free throws down the stretch.
Tonight, the Thunder finishes off a 4-game road trip against the Brooklyn Nets (16-19) who dropped a 101-89 decision to the Orland Magic (17-20) Monday night as well. The Nets are riding an NBA-long 6-game losing streak, and they haven’t won at Barclays since beating the Philadelphia 76ers (24-14) on December 15th.
Brooklyn has dealt with injuries all season long, but as was the case last night in Philly, a team on a losing streak that is both desperate for a win and playing in front of the home crowd can be dangerous. OKC needs to outgun Brooklyn’s starting 5 from the start, but if the Thunder allows the Nets to shoot threes at a high percentage like the 76ers did last night, it could be a long game.
- PG: Chris Paul
- SG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
- SF: Terrance Ferguson
- PF: Darius Bazley
- C: Steven Adams
- PG: Spencer Dinwiddie
- SG: Garrett Temple
- SF: Joe Harris
- PF: Taurean Prince
- C: Jarrett Allen
- Luguentz Dort (G League; two-way) is OUT.
- Danilo Gallinari (right calf contusion) is OUT.
- Kevin Hervey (G League; two-way) is OUT.
- Nerlens Noel (sprained ankle) IS OUT.
- Justin Patton (G League Assignment) is OUT.
- Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.
- Chris Chiozza (G League, Two-Way) is OUT.
- Kevin Durant (right achilles rehab) is OUT.
- Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) is OUT.
- Caris LeVert (right thumb surgery, injury management) is AVAILABLE.
- Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 14-7 against the Nets (7-3 at home, 7-4 on the road).
- Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Nets 5 times, lost it once, and tied 5 times.
- The Thunder has won 5 of the last 6 matchups with the Nets.
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