The Thunder will face the Hornets in an interconference game on Thursday night. Last season, the Hornets went 2-0 against the Thunder.
Updates on LaMelo Ball and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’ status
The Thunder are having their best season. Thanks to a barrage of scoring, they’ve now won four of their last five games.
This includes a win over the Grizzlies, with the only defeat coming in overtime against the Pelicans at home. The Thunder defeated the Spurs 130-114 at home on Tuesday night as 6.5-point favorites.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander maintains his lead. After scoring 28 points on Tuesday, the 24-year-old point guard has scored at least 30 points in four of his last six games. Gilgeous-season Alexander’s average has risen to 31.5 points per game and 5.6 assists per game.
Aleksej Pokusevski and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl are among the Thunder’s injured players.
After a difficult six-game road trip, the Charlotte Hornets are relieved to be back at home. They went 2-4 in six games, with victories over the Kings and Lakers. Charlotte was defeated 110-105 by Portland on the 26th and Golden State on Tuesday night.
The Hornets are now 2-8 in their last ten games, with only one cover in their last four.
In 35 minutes against Golden State on Tuesday, LaMelo Ball had 21 points (7-25 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, and four assists. Despite his poor shooting, Ball managed to score 21 points. In the loss, he only made 28 percent of his shots, but he made a good defensive contribution on the glass, despite having no defensive stats to back it up.
Dennis Smith Jr., Kelly Oubre Jr., Nick Richards, and Cody Martin are among the Hornets’ injured players in this game.