Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder take on the Spurs

March 12, 2023 GMT

Oklahoma City Thunder (32-35, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (17-49, 14th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT


BOTTOM LINE: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the San Antonio Spurs. Gilgeous-Alexander ranks fourth in the league scoring 31.2 points per game.

The Spurs are 7-34 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is ninth in the Western Conference with 13.9 fast break points per game led by Devin Vassell averaging 4.1.

The Thunder are 19-23 in Western Conference play. Oklahoma City has a 17-11 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Thunder defeated the Spurs 130-114 in their last meeting on Dec. 28. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 28 points, and Vassell led the Spurs with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.6 points for the Spurs. Jeremy Sochan is averaging 12.4 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.


Josh Giddey is scoring 16.3 points per game and averaging 7.7 rebounds for the Thunder. Isaiah Joe is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 3-7, averaging 110.3 points, 45.0 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.9 points per game.

Thunder: 4-6, averaging 119.0 points, 42.3 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 9.1 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Keldon Johnson: day to day (foot), Jeremy Sochan: day to day (knee), Khem Birch: out (knee).

Thunder: Chet Holmgren: out for season (foot), Aleksej Pokusevski: out (leg), Kenrich Williams: out for season (wrist).


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