The Oklahoma City Thunder stopped a two-game losing streak Saturday after defeating the New Orleans Pelicans at home. The Thunder are now looking to continue that winning streak when they take on the 2-4 Orlando Magic tonight.
Thunder fans will be excited to know that Thunder centers Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel will be back in the lineup, according The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee.
Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel are available tonight, per Billy Donovan.— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) November 5, 2019
Lee said Adams missed two games due to a left knee contusion, and Noel was recovering from a right ankle sprain he suffered against the Pelicans.
The Thunder showed Saturday that they didn’t need Adams or Noel to win a basketball game, but the young team will need them both to gain their third win of the season.
The Magic will look to stop the bleeding after losing two-straight games.
Currently, the Magic are No. 2 in holding opponents to an average 98.2 points per game, according to ESPN.
ESPN also shows that the Magic have the worst shooting percentage (39.7) and 3-point shooting percentage (28.3) in the NBA.
If the Thunder want to pull off a win, they are going to need to rely heavily on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who’s averaging 21.8 points per game and Chris Paul, who’s averaging 4.5 assists per game.
You can watch the game on Fox Sports Oklahoma or tune into the Sports Animal in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to hear the game over the radio.