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Thunder at Pelicans lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Oklahoma City's Mike Muscala (33) defends New Orleans' Jahlil Okafor (8) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Oklahoma City won 115-104. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
Oklahoma City's Mike Muscala (33) defends New Orleans' Jahlil Okafor (8) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Oklahoma City won 115-104. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Thunder at Pelicans

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751 / 1751)

Radio: WWLS-AM 640 / 98.1 FM

 

Three things to know

• The Thunder is 3-0 against the Pelicans this season. The Pelicans scored 104 points in each of the three games. In the last matchup, on Dec. 1 in New Orleans, the Thunder beat the Pelicans 107-104.

• The Pelicans are tied with the Spurs for 10th place in the Western Conference. Basketball Reference gives the Pelicans a 24.4 percent chance of making the playoffs. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index is slightly lower at 20.8 percent.

• The Thunder is riding a seven-game road winning streak. OKC hasn’t lost a road game since Jan. 6 in Philadelphia. The Thunder is 14-3 on the road since the beginning of December.

 

PROJECTED STARTERS

Thunder (32-22)

Player — Ht. — Pts. — Reb. — Ast.

G — Chris Paul — 6-0 — 17.5 — 5.0 — 6.6

G — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — 6-6 — 19.5 — 6.1 — 3.1

G — Luguentz Dort — 6-3 — 5.7 — 1.4 — 0.6

F — Danilo Gallinari — 6-10 — 19.1 — 5.8 — 2.3

C — Steven Adams — 7-0 — 10.7 — 9.3 — 2.6

Pelicans (23-31)

Player — Ht. — Pts. — Reb. — Ast.

G — Lonzo Ball — 6-6 — 11.8 — 6.1 — 6.8

G — Jrue Holiday — 6-4 — 19.4 — 4.7 — 6.4

F — Brandon Ingram — 6-9 — 24.9 — 6.4 — 4.2

F — Zion Williamson — 6-7 — 21.0 — 7.7 — 2.3

C — Derrick Favors — 6-10 — 9.5 — 9.9 — 1.8

Joe Mussatto, Staff writer

Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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