The Oklahoma City Thunder came up short on Wednesday night as they narrowly lost to the Miami Heat at home, but they get another shot at a win in front of the home crowd on Friday night when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves made a lot of moves in the offseason—like trading all kinds of assets to bring in Rudy Gobert—to try to put together a Western Conference contender, but they have not fared well, and are especially struggling now with Karl Anthony-Towns out for a while. This is the fourth meeting already this season between the two franchises, and a win for OKC would even up the season series.
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
- PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
- SG: Josh Giddey
- SF: Luguentz Dort
- PF: Jaylen Williams
- C: Darius Bazley
- PG: D’Angelo Russell
- SG: Anthony Edwards
- SF: Jaden McDaniels
- PF: Kyle Anderson
- C: Rudy Gobert
- Ousmane Dieng is OUT (non-displaced fractured right wrist).
- Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is OUT (sprained right ankle).
- Lindy Waters III is OUT (G League — two-way).
- Kenrich Williams is OUT (sprained right knee).
- Rudy Gobert is QUESTIONABLE (sprained left ankle).
- Jordan McLaughlin is OUT (strained left calf).
- Taurean Prince is OUT (right shoulder sublaxation).
- D’Angelo Russell is QUESTIONABLE (left knee contusion).
- Karl Anthony-Towns is OUT (strained right calf).
- Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 36-20 against the Timberwolves (18-9 at home, 18-11 on the road).
- Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the 4-game regular season series against the Timberwolves 9 times, lost it twice, and tied it twice.
- The Thunder went 0-4 against the Timberwolves last season (0-2 at home, 0-2 on the road).
- The Thunder is 1-2 against the Timberwolves so far this season (0-1 at home, 1-1 on the road).