After an embarrassing 57-point loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking for redemption (which I don’t see them getting) against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and will be shown on Bally Sports Oklahoma.
The Thunder (21-43) don’t really stand a chance against the Suns, who have the best record in the league (45-18). The Suns are a better team, and the way the Thunder are playing, winning two games in their last 20, gives them a good chance of getting a better seat at the NBA Draft.
The Suns are on fire. They’re ranked third in field goal percentage, ninth in 3-point percentage, and they have the best point guard in the league, former Thunder Chris Paul.
The Suns lack is rebounding, which they’re in the bottom three of the league in that category.
To win Sunday, the Thunder will have to manage the league’s best guard duos in Paul and Devin Booker. They handle the ball with ease and hardly turn the ball over, ranking fifth in the least turnovers in the league.
Prediction: Suns by 32.