The Phoenix Suns will be playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. NBA fans will know that the Suns recently traded for Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets. As a result, the team has instantly been favored to win the NBA championship this season.
However, there is a long way to go before that. As we approach the final stretch of the regular season, the Suns hold a record of 36 wins and 29 losses. That gives them the 4th position in the West. On the other hand, OKC is struggling at 31 wins and 34 losses.
One might want to know about the injury reports and expected rosters. After all, that will help in forming an expert prediction as to which team is more likely to win.
Kevin Durant is expected to play in the Phoneix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder game tonight
Suns fans will be relieved to know that Durant looks healthy and is expected to play tonight against OKC. As we all remember, Durant was injured when traded to Phoenix and has only played in 3 games for them so far. Interestingly all of them have resulted in wins.
The Suns will look to keep their newfound momentum going against OKC, which is a young and rebuilding team. Despite having several players injured, the Thunder are on a three-game winning streak. Now, let us take a look at the injury reports and expected rosters for both sides.
Phoenix Suns injury report
- Landry Shamet (out)
Phoenix Suns expected roster
- Chris Paul
- Devin Booker
- Josh Okogie
- Kevin Durant
- Deandre Ayton
Oklahoma City Thunder injury report
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (out)
- Jalen Williams (out)
- Kenrich Williams (out)
- Aleksej Pokusevski (out)
- Chet Holmgren (out)
Oklahoma City Thunder expected roster
- Josh Giddey
- Aaron Wiggins
- Luguentz Dort
- Isaiah Joe
- Jaylin Williams
As we can tell, all the main starters for the Phoenix Suns look healthy heading into this game. On the other hand, the OKC Thunder team is riddled with injuries. Finally, here are the expert predicitions for this match between the Suns and the Thunder.
The Suns are overwhelming favorites over OKC tonight
In all fairness, this is a very easy prediction to make. Phoenix might just be on the way to the top of the Western Conference table. After all, they are yet to lose a single game since KD stepped on the court for them. He truly fits in with the team well and allows other teammates to play at a higher level as we can see with Devin Booker.
In any case, it is almost impossible for OKC to win against the Suns. Especially with its best player compromised and not expected to play. Although they have enough to make it a fight, they will be considered the underdogs for tonight’s game.
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