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Thunder vs. Mavericks: Three things to know

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives past Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith. The Thunder and Mavericks will meet Thursday for the second time this season. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives past Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith. The Thunder and Mavericks will meet Thursday for the second time this season. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

<@Bold>Thunder vs. Mavericks<@$p>

<@Bold>When: <@$p>8 p.m. Thursday

<@Bold>Where:<@$p> Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City

<@Bold>TV: <@$p>Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751)

<@Bold>Radio: <@$p>WWLS 98.1 FM

<@Bold>Three things to know<@$p>

• The Thunder is back from the All-Star break after a week off. The Mavericks opened their second half Wednesday night against the Spurs.

• The Thunder was held to a season-low 78 points in its loss to the Mavericks last week. OKC shot 33% from the field.

• Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one of six players averaging at least 23 points, six assists and five rebounds per game. Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic and James Harden are the others.

<@Bold>PROJECTED STARTERS<@$p>

<@Bold>Mavericks (18-16)* <@$p>

Player;;Ht.;;Pts.;;Reb.;;Ast.

G;;Luka Doncic;;6-7;;28.6;;8.4;;9.0

G;;Josh Richardson;;6-5;;12.8;;3.3;;2.5

F;;Dorian Finney-Smith;;6-7;;8.2;;5.1;;1.4

F;;Maxi Kleber;;6-10;;7.0;;5.3;;1.4

C;;Kristaps Porzingis;;7-3;;20.2;;8.4;;1.4

<@Bold>Thunder (15-21)<@$p>

Player;;Ht.;;Pts.;;Reb.;;Ast.

G;;Shai Gilgeous-Alexander;;6-6;;23.2;;5.1;;6.2

G;;Theo Maledon;;6-4;;7.8;;3.0;;3.3

G;;Luguentz Dort;;6-3;;12.3;;3.5;;1.5

F;;Darius Bazley;;6-8;;11.9;;7.5;;1.5

C;;Al Horford;;6-9;;14.0;;6.7;;3.5

<@Bold>*<@$p> Record and stats do not include Wednesday game

<@Italic>Joe Mussatto, Staff writer<@$p>

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