Oklahoma City @ Brooklyn
Current Records: Oklahoma City 13-27; Brooklyn 26-14
What to Know
The Brooklyn Nets are getting right back to it as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 13 at Barclays Center. Brooklyn will be strutting in after a win while Oklahoma City will be stumbling in from a loss.
The Nets’ contest against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday was close at halftime, but Brooklyn turned on the heat in the second half with 76 points. Brooklyn made easy work of Chicago and carried off a 138-112 victory. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Brooklyn had established a 101-79 advantage. They relied on the efforts of point guard James Harden, who shot 5-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 25 points and 16 dimes along with seven boards, and power forward Kevin Durant, who had 27 points and nine assists.
The Thunder lost a heartbreaker to the Washington Wizards when they met last November, and they left with a heavy heart again on Tuesday. It was close but no cigar for Oklahoma City as they fell 122-118 to Washington. Shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 32 points and eight assists. Gilgeous-Alexander had some trouble finding his footing against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, so this was a step in the right direction.
Brooklyn is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, though, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in 16 of their 21 home games.
Brooklyn’s victory brought them up to 26-14 while the Thunder’s defeat pulled them down to 13-27. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Nets have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.40%, which places them second in the league. Less enviably, Oklahoma City has only been able to knock down 41.50% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked against Oklahoma City.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, New York
- TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.00
The Nets are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Nets as a 10.5-point favorite.
Oklahoma City have won eight out of their last 12 games against Brooklyn.
- Nov 14, 2021 – Brooklyn 120 vs. Oklahoma City 96
- Jan 29, 2021 – Brooklyn 147 vs. Oklahoma City 125
- Jan 10, 2021 – Oklahoma City 129 vs. Brooklyn 116
- Jan 07, 2020 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Brooklyn 103
- Mar 13, 2019 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. Brooklyn 96
- Dec 05, 2018 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Brooklyn 112
- Jan 23, 2018 – Oklahoma City 109 vs. Brooklyn 108
- Dec 07, 2017 – Brooklyn 100 vs. Oklahoma City 95
- Mar 14, 2017 – Oklahoma City 122 vs. Brooklyn 104
- Nov 18, 2016 – Oklahoma City 124 vs. Brooklyn 105
- Jan 24, 2016 – Brooklyn 116 vs. Oklahoma City 106
- Nov 25, 2015 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Brooklyn 99
Injury Report for Brooklyn
- LaMarcus Aldridge: Out (Foot)
- Kevin Durant: Out (Rest)
- Patty Mills: Out (Rest)
- Nicolas Claxton: Out (Hamstring)
- Kyrie Irving: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Oklahoma City
- Vit Krejci: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Isaiah Roby: Out (Covid-19)
- Kenrich Williams: Out (Covid-19)