Tuesday’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-4) and the San Antonio Spurs (5-5) tips off at 6 p.m. CT and will air on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
Here are some things you should know before the game:
The Thunder are on a 3-game winning streak and have won four out of their last five as they come off a 129-116 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
In other words, OKC is 5-1 on the road this season.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was dynamite Sunday as he led the team with 31 points and seven assists. Hamidou Diallo came off the bench and added 25 points in the winning effort. Al Horford finished the night with 22 points, and George Hill scored 14 points.
The Thunder pulled together Sunday after falling behind 15 points in the first quarter but could flip the script in the second and third quarter by outscoring Brooklyn 65-40. It also helped that OKC should 54% from the field and went 15-of-39 from beyond the arc.
The Spurs were also on a 3-game winning streak before a struggling Minnesota Timberwolves team stopped them in their tracks Sunday.
According to our sister site Pounding the Rock, the Spurs cannot defend the long ball have allowed teams to shoot a league-high 40.9% from beyond the arc this season.
Although OKC is ranked third in three-point shots attempted (40.4%), they’re the fourth-worst team in the league when it comes to successfully making them (33.5%).
According to USA Today, the Spurs will be without guard DeMar DeRozan (personal), forward Drew Eubanks (illness - questionable), guard Devin Vassell (knee - questionable), guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (knee - out), and guard Derrick White (toe - out).
The Thunder will be without forward Trevor Ariza (personal) and guard Ty Jerome (ankle), USA Today reported.
The Thunder are 4-2 when SGA scores 20 points or more, so it’s safe to say the Thunder will be extending their winning streak to four-straight games when they defeat the Spurs by 6.