The Oklahoma City Thunder (12-18) are looking to continue their winning streak after Sunday night’s much-needed win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On Monday, the Miami Heat (13-17) will look to wrap up their seven-game Western Conference road trip when they travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. CT on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
According to USA Today, the Heat will be without guard Avery Bradley (calf), guard Goran Dragic (ankle), forward Meyers Leonard (shoulder), and forward Chris Silva (hip). OKC will be without small forward Trevor Ariza (personal) and point guard George Hill (thumb).
In their first matchup, the Heat annihilated OKC 118-90 back in January. Miami is coming into this game hot, having won six of their last eight games. The Heat are 6-10 away from Miami and 3-11 against teams with a winning record.
OKC has lost six of their last eight and is 4-9 at home.
Oklahoma City currently ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 44.6 rebounds. Darius Bazley leads the team with 7.3 boards.
Prediction: This game will be super close, with the Thunder winning by four.