2019-20 NBA – Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks taking place? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks taking place? Madison Square Garden

What channel is Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks on? MSG, Fox Sports Oklahoma

Where can I stream Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, FOX Sports GO

Where can I get tickets for Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Oklahoma City Thunder 127 – 109 New York Knicks

THE TEAM NEWS

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

  • The Thunder are coming off a 114-107 win over the Detroit Pistons and that result snapped their two-game losing streak. Oklahoma City have gone 3-2 in their last five games and continue to be the biggest surprise of the Western Conference, as they sit in sixth place with a 38-24 record.
  • Darius Bazley and Andre Roberson have both been ruled for the Thunder in this game. However, neither has a big role in the team’s rotation so their absences shouldn’t affect the team on a large scale.
  • One player to keep an eye on is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. One of the biggest candidates for the Most Improved Player Award this season, the second-year guard is coming off a 27-point effort against the Pistons and has been Oklahoma City’s most consistent scorer all season long.

NEW YORK KNICKS

  • The Knicks’ disappointing season continued on Wednesday, as they suffered a 112-104 loss to the Utah Jazz and that result ended their short two-game winning run. New York are 2-3 in their last five games and remain one of the worst sides in the entire NBA, with a 19-43 record that has them in 13th place of the Eastern Conference.
  • Dennis Smith Jr., Kadeem Allen and Mitchell Robinson are questionable here, and the latter would be quite missed if he doesn’t play due to his defensive abilities near the rim. Kenny Wooten has been ruled out due to a thumb injury.
  • Julius Randle is coming off a 32-point, 11-rebound performance in the loss against Utah and, even though the Knicks have not played well this year, he remains a productive player. The former Lakers prospect has posted double-doubles in each of his last four starts.

THE PREDICTION

The Knicks seemed to gain new life with a two-game winning run, but they turned back to their awful reality against the Jazz and have not been able to display any sort of consistency during the 2019-20 season. The Thunder, on the other hand, have been one of the biggest surprises in the league and continue to surpass expectations as they look well on their way to reach the playoffs. New York might be playing at home, but they own a 10-21 mark here while the Thunder are 18-11 on the road. Oklahoma City should win here rather easily.

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