Thunder Look To Get Back On Track At Home
The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Denver Nuggets at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday evening. This marks the first action after the all-star break for either team. The Nuggets (38-17) entered the break having won seven of 10 games but fell short in their most recent contest, while the Thunder (33-22) won seven of 10, including a win in their last game before the break. This marks the first game of a two-game home stand for the Thunder, as they look to snap a two-game home losing streak and build on their 17-12 home record. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder with 19.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Chris Paul, who participated in Sunday's all-star game, is averaging 17.4 points, 6.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Dennis Schroder has been a major factor in the Thunder's success as he give a boost off the bench, with 19.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. The Thunder average 110.6 points per game and giving up an average of 108.0 points against. The Nuggets have won their last two road games and look to keep building on their 17-10 road record. Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets with 20.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. Jamal Murray looked great in his last five games before the break, where he averaged 29.0 points, 6.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds, per game. Will Barton (knee) is questionable for action on Friday, while Michael Porter Jr. (ankle) is expected to play. The Nuggets average 110.4 points per game, and they are holding opponents to an average of 106.7 points per game, which is fifth fewest in the league. They average 11.1 offensive rebounds per game, which is tied for second most in the league.
Posted on: 2/20/2020 7:23 PM