Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #5 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

The Oklahoma City Thunder had no real issues handling the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, and tonight, the two teams meet again at the Paycom Center. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returned after missing a game due to hip contusion, and he played like he had not missed a beat. The Thunder is still without Josh Giddey and Jalen Williams, but the Clippers are still missing Kawhi Leonard, and Paul George is listed as questionable due to an illness.

Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue is one of the best in the league at making adjustments, so I would bet that LA comes out a bit more focused against the Thunder this time around. OKC will need to continue to improve, particularly at shooting the three ball, if they want to pick up their second win in three days.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Paycom Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live tweets and discussion during the game

Game NotesOklahoma City Thunder Official Game NotesLos Angeles Clippers Official Game Notes

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Tre Mann
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Kenrich Williams
  • C: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Clippers

  • PG: Reggie Jackson
  • SG: Paul George
  • SF: Norman Powell
  • PF: Nicolas Batum
  • C: Ivica Zubac

Injury Report

Thunder

  • Josh Giddey is OUT (sprained right ankle).
  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Jalen Williams is OUT (right orbital fracture surgery).

Clippers

  • Paul George is QUESTIONABLE (illness; non-covid).
  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT (right knee injury management).
  • Marcus Morris Sr. is OUT (personal reasons).
  • Jason Preston is OUT (G League — on assignment).

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 26-25 against the Clippers (17-8 at home, 9-17 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Clippers 4 times, tied 4 times, and lost 6 times.
  • The Thunder went 1-2 against the Clippers last season (1-0 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 1-0 agains the Clippers so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).

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