Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #15 Preview: Washington Wizards

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put on an incredible performance Monday night, scoring a game-high 37 points while handing out 8 assists, but the Oklahoma City Thunder was unable to hang on to a lead late in the game as they fell to the Boston Celtics 126-122 on the road. Despite leading by 15 points in the third quarter, the Celtics managed to come back and outscore OKC 37-26 in the final frame.

Tonight the Thunder continues their road trip as they take on the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are riding a 4-game win streak, and Bradley Beal is set to make a return after missing 5 games due to COVID-19 protocols and conditioning issues. In his absence, Kristaps Porzingis has played well, especially in the last two games, scoring 31 and 25 points respectively.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 6 PM CT

Location: Capital One Arena (Washington, D.C.)

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 NotesWashington Wizards Official Game Notes

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Jalen Williams
  • PF: Luguentz Dort
  • C: Aleksej Pokusevski

Wizards

  • PG: Monte Morris
  • SG: Bradley Beal
  • SF: Deni Avdija
  • PF: Kyle Kuzma
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis

Injury Report

Thunder

  • Darius Bazley is OUT (sprained right ankle).
  • Ousmane Dieng is OUT (G League — on assignment).
  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Tre Mann is OUT (lower back soreness).
  • Eugene Omoruyi is OUT (G League — two-way).

Wizards

  • Delon Wright is OUT (strained right hamstring).

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 15-12 against the Wizards (10-4 at home, 5-8 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won the season series with the Wizards 4 times, lost it 3 times, and tied 7 times.
  • The Thunder lost the season series 0-2 against the Wizards last season (0-1 at home, 0-1 on the road).
  • The Thunder has lost 5 of the last 6 meetings with the Wizards, including the last two at Capital One Arena.

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