OKC Thunder vie to usurp Mavericks on West ladder: game preview

OKC Thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKC Thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Projected Line-ups:

OKC Thunder Starters:

Point Guard: Chris Paul
Shooting Guard: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Small Forward: Luguentz Dort
Power Forward: Darius Bazley
Center: Steven Adams

OKC Thunder Bench:

Point Guard: Dennis Schroder
Shooting Guard: Deonte BurtonHamidou Diallo
Small Forward:
Power Forward: Kevin Hervey
Center: Mike Muscala

Injury notes:

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Dallas Mavericks Starters:

Point Guard: Luka Doncic
Shooting Guard: Seth Curry
Small Forward: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Power Forward: Dorian Finney-Smith
Center: Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks Bench:

Point Guard: Jalen Brunson, Delon Wright, J.J. Barea
Shooting Guard: Courtney Lee, Antonius Cleveland
Small Forward: Justin Jackson
Power Forward: Maxi Kleber
Center: Boban Marjanovic

Injury notes:

Game Specifics

The Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tipoff: 8:00 PM ET | 7:00 PM CT

TV: FS Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1 FM OKC


The teams have played each other 41 times before being named today. The OKC Thunder holds the advantage of winning 23 of those games compared to the Mavericks 18. The last time they both met was on New Year’s Eve when the Thunder secured a 106-101 victory.

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