Oklahoma City takes on New York, looks for 4th straight home win

December 30, 2021 GMT

New York Knicks (17-18, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (12-22, 14th in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City will try to keep its three-game home win streak intact when the Thunder play New York.

The Thunder have gone 7-10 in home games. Oklahoma City has a 5-13 record against teams over .500.

The Knicks are 10-7 in road games. New York ranks sixth in the NBA with 10.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Mitchell Robinson averaging 3.3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is shooting 42.0% and averaging 22.7 points for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 14.2 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

Julius Randle is averaging 19.3 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Knicks. Evan Fournier is averaging 14.4 points over the last 10 games for New York.


LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 4-6, averaging 102.9 points, 47.5 rebounds, 20.7 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points per game.

Knicks: 5-5, averaging 101.6 points, 45.7 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.9 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: Derrick Favors: out (health protocols), Josh Giddey: out (health protocols), Aleksej Pokusevski: out (health protocols), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: out (health protocols), Darius Bazley: out (health and safety protocols).

Knicks: Evan Fournier: out (ankle), Immanuel Quickley: out (conditioning), Jericho Sims: out (health and safety protocols), Danuel House Jr.: out (finger), Wayne Selden Jr.: out (health protocols), Nerlens Noel: out (health and safety protocols), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.