On Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-11) will travel to Houston, TX to face the Houston Rockets. Although neither of these teams has had a particularly strong start to the season, the Rockets won their most recent meeting 114-110.
Latest news on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Alperen Sengun
- Match on the same day: Is Pascal Siakam, Maxi Kleber playing Saturday’s game? Injury Reports Mavericks – Raptors
The Houston Rockets were defeated by the Golden State Warriors 127-120. The Rockets’ defense will also need to improve after allowing the Warriors to shoot 53.5% from the field. They will need to contest more shots and apply more pressure if they want to take care of business at home.
Alperen Sengun (groin) will miss the Thunder game.
His absence coincides with the return of Bruno Fernando (knee), who hasn’t played since the second game of the season, implying that Fernando and Usman Garuba will split center minutes.
Gordon is out for Saturday’s game against the Thunder due to right groin injury maintenance.
- Read also: The latest injury status of Anthony Davis
The Thunder are coming off a 131-126 overtime defeat to the Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City put up a good fight in that game, but they struggled defensively. They must keep the Rockets at bay if they are to compete with them on the road.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will start against the Rockets again.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rebounded from a poor 15-point performance on Saturday in Memphis, shooting 6-for-18 from the field in a 121-110 loss.
The Kentucky product shot well and stuffed the stat sheet on Monday night, extending his streak of games with a block to nine while also contributing on the glass and in the passing game.
Mike Muscala will be evaluated again in two weeks for a broken left pinky finger.
This season, Muscala has been a dependable depth player for the Thunder, averaging 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.8 minutes.
His absence may give Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Jaylin Williams, and Darius Bazley more opportunities.