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Thunder vs. Knicks: Three things to know

The Thunder and Knicks will meet Saturday for the second time this season. [Seth Wenig/USA TODAY Sports]
The Thunder and Knicks will meet Saturday for the second time this season. [Seth Wenig/USA TODAY Sports]

Thunder vs. Knicks

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City

TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751), NBA TV (Cox 256/HD 726, DirecTV 216, U-verse 632/1632)

Radio: WWLS 98.1 FM

Three things to know

• The Knicks suffered their worst loss of the season, 134-101, Thursday night at the Bucks. New York had won four of its previous five games.

• The Thunder beat the Knicks 101-89 on Jan. 8 at Madison Square Garden. Hamidou Diallo had 23 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Diallo (groin soreness) will not play Saturday afternoon.

• The Knicks haven’t won at Chesapeake Energy Arena since Nov. 2015. The Thunder is 17-6 all time against the Knicks.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Knicks (19-19)

Player Ht. Pts. Reb. Ast.

G Elfrid Payton 6-4 12.6 3.8 3.7

G RJ Barrett 6-7 16.7 5.9 2.9

F Reggie Bullock 6-7 8.5 3.3 1.3

F Julius Randle 6-9 22.8 11.0 5.6

C Nerlens Noel 6-11 4.8 5.9 0.6

Thunder (16-21)

Player Ht. Pts. Reb. Ast.

G Theo Maledon 6-4 7.9 3.0 3.5

G Ty Jerome 6-5 8.0 3.4 2.8

G Luguentz Dort 6-3 12.4 3.5 1.5

F Aleksej Pokusevski 7-0 3.9 3.8 1.3

C Al Horford 6-9 14.3 6.8 3.4

Joe Mussatto, Staff writer

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