clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Thunder vs. Lakers: Start time, TV schedule, and game preview

New, comments
Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s freezing in Oklahoma, so what better way to relax than to stay home and watch the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the red-hot Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers, who are currently on a 4-game winning streak, are set to host the Thunder, who are coming off a nailbiter of a win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Thunder will be without Mike Muscala, who entered the NBA’s NBA’s concussion protocol on Saturday after sustaining a concussion against Minnesota.

The Thunder will be looking for revenge after the Lakers demolished them last month 128-99.

Currently sitting in the 13th spot in the Western Conference with a 10-12 record, the Thunder will look to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who leads the team in points (22.3) and assists (6.3).

It seems the Lakers are cruising along to defend their NBA championship. Still, they are coming off a hard-fought double-overtime win against the Detroit Pistons, so head coach Frank Vogel might rest stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against OKC.

If that’s the case, the Lakers will look to former Thunder player Dennis Schröder, who will be looking to clinch his third-consecutive 20-point game.

Prediction: OKC will try to hang tough, but LA will prove to be too much for them. Lakers by 12.

How to watch: The game tips off at 9 p.m. CT and will be broadcasted on Fox Sports Oklahoma. The game will also be live-streamed on NBA League Pass.