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Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder take on conference foe San Antonio

January 18, 2022 GMT

Oklahoma City Thunder (14-29, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (16-28, 12th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder take on Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs in Western Conference action Wednesday.

The Spurs are 9-17 in Western Conference games. San Antonio is fifth in the Western Conference scoring 110.5 points while shooting 46.1% from the field.

The Thunder are 10-20 against conference opponents. Oklahoma City is 6-13 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 12.7 turnovers per game.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Thunder won the last matchup on Nov. 8, with Mike Muscala scoring 20 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Murray is shooting 44.8% and averaging 19.1 points for the Spurs. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 13.1 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

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Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 22.7 points per game and averaging 4.8 rebounds for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 15.8 points and 4.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 2-8, averaging 107.5 points, 46.3 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points per game.

Thunder: 2-8, averaging 102.0 points, 44.5 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.4 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Tre Jones: out (health and safety protocols), Zach Collins: out (ankle).

Thunder: Kenrich Williams: out (health and safety protocols).

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