Thunder to visit Lakers Thursday

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Oklahoma City Thunder (1-6, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (5-3, third in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

LINE: Lakers -9.5; over/under is 220.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Lakers host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Los Angeles went 41-30 overall and 25-17 in Western Conference play a season ago. The Lakers averaged 17.5 points off of turnovers, 13.3 second chance points and 40.4 bench points last season.

Oklahoma City finished 22-50 overall and 12-30 in Western Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Thunder averaged 105 points per game while allowing opponents to score 115.6 last season.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Oct. 28 the Thunder won 123-115 led by 27 points from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, while Anthony Davis scored 30 points for the Lakers.

INJURIES: Lakers: Talen Horton-Tucker: out (thumb), Trevor Ariza: out (ankle), Kendrick Nunn: out (ankle/knee), Wayne Ellington: out (hamstring), Dwight Howard: out (neck).

Thunder: Gabriel Deck: day to day (left heel), Luguentz Dort: day to day (shoulder).

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

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