San Antonio takes on Oklahoma City, looks to halt 5-game skid

Oklahoma City Thunder (41-17, second in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (11-48, 15th in the Western Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio looks to stop its five-game skid when the Spurs play Oklahoma City.

The Spurs are 7-26 in Western Conference games. San Antonio is second in the NBA with 29.6 assists per game led by Tre Jones averaging 5.9.

The Thunder are 25-13 in Western Conference play. Oklahoma City is ninth in the NBA averaging 13.5 made 3-pointers per game while shooting 39.8% from deep. Luguentz Dort leads the team averaging 1.9 makes while shooting 40.1% from 3-point range.

The Spurs are shooting 46.0% from the field this season, 1.0 percentage point higher than the 45.0% the Thunder allow to opponents. The Thunder average 13.5 made 3-pointers per game this season, the same that the Spurs give up.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Thunder won the last matchup 140-114 on Jan. 25, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scoring 32 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Victor Wembanyama is averaging 20.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 blocks for the Spurs. Devin Vassell is averaging 21.4 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 31.2 points per game and averaging 5.6 rebounds for the Thunder. Dort is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 1-9, averaging 108.8 points, 43.4 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 7.9 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.0 points per game.

Thunder: 8-2, averaging 125.4 points, 43.1 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 8.0 steals and 8.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Charles Bassey: out for season (knee).

Thunder: None listed.


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

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