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Thunder vs Nuggets: Start time, TV schedule, and game preview

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are hosting the Denver Nuggets Saturday with the game tipping off at 7 p.m. CT and will be broadcasted on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

The Nuggets (17-15) have lost four of their last six games and are currently 8th in the Western Conference.

The Thunder (13-19) have played solid basketball as of late, having won two of their past three games, which should be credited to their strong defensive play, with the team ranking 11th in the league.

What’s been crucial for OKC is getting stops, who are posting the league’s 30th-ranked offensive rating.

The matchup I’m looking forward to seeing the most is Jamal Murray go up against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Murray is averaging 25.8 points per game on 50.7% shooting from the field and 45.5% from the 3-point line in February. And when it comes to finishing the game, Murray is dominant in the fourth, averaging 10.5 points per game, which leads the league.

SGA is OKC’s breakout star, who’s coming off a career-high 42 points against the San Antonio Spurs. The 22-year-old is averaging 23.5 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game and his scoring have increased to 27.1 points per game this month, which the Nuggets will focus on curbing Saturday.

Prediction: Thunder by 3.