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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets: Match Prediction, Injury Report & How to Watch | 13 January 2022

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NBA Matchup: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets

Date: 13 January 2022

Time: 8:30 P.M. ET

The Brooklyn Nets look to build on their blowout victory over the Chicago Bulls as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Barclays Center. In their game against each other where the Nets won 120-96.

Oklahoma City Thunder season so far

Oklahoma City suffered their fifth straight loss as they were defeated by the Washington Wizards 122-118 on the road Tuesday night. The Thunder are currently placed 14th in the western conference above the Houston Rockets. This season, the Thunder are last in the league in scoring offence as they average 100 points per game on the year. Oklahoma City is 6th in rebounding with 46 boards per game. While they are 30th in assists with 20.8 dimes. The Thunder are 14th in the league in scoring defence as they allow an average of 107.7 points.

 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the team with 22.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per contest. Luguentz Dort is the most reliable secondary scoring option with 16.3 points per game. Dort also makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, cashing in 2.4 treys per game.

Brooklyn Nets season so far

Brooklyn was in action on the road Wednesday night against Chicago in a battle of division leaders from the Eastern Conference. The Nets are currently second in the eastern conference with a record of 26 wins and 14 losses.

Brooklyn enters this game 8th in the league in scoring offence as they average 110.9 points per game on the year. Brooklyn is 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 6th in assists by dishing out 25.6 dimes a night. The Nets are 18th in the league in scoring defence by allowing 108.6 points per contest. 

 

Kevin Durant leads the team with 29.8 points plus 7.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. James Harden contributes 22.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 9.7 assists a night while Patty Mills kicks in 13 points per contest. LaMarcus Aldridge has also been crucial with his 13.3 points.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets Match Prediction

The Brooklyn Nets have had their issues at home here and they are playing in the second game of a back-to-back against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fortunately for Brooklyn, the Thunder has been awful on the offensive end of the floor.

The Thunder had a tough game against the Wizards team without Bradley Beal yet fell short. Oklahoma City also has problems on the road this season, posting a 5-14 record as the visiting team on the year. Brooklyn is going to have to battle the fatigue factor but they have a good enough team and are favorites to win this game.

Injury Report

Oklahoma City Thunder 

Isaiah Roby – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 15
Vit Krejci – Ankle – Game Time Decision
Kenrich Williams – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 17

Brooklyn Nets

Nicolas Claxton – Hamstring – Game Time Decision
LaMarcus Aldridge – Foot – Game Time Decision
Joe Harris – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Jan 17

How to watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets?

The Brooklyn Nets vs OKC Thunder game will be streamed live on the NBA League Pass. Local fans can watch the game on the YES Network in Brooklyn and Bally Sports Oklahoma.

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