Oklahoma City visits New York after Brunson's 61-point showing

Sat, Mar 30, 2024
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Oklahoma City visits New York after Brunson's 61-point showing

Oklahoma City Thunder (51-22, second in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (44-29, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder after Jalen Brunson scored 61 points in the New York Knicks' 130-126 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

The Knicks have gone 24-13 in home games. New York has a 3-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Thunder are 22-14 on the road. Oklahoma City leads the Western Conference scoring 120.5 points per game while shooting 49.9%.

The Knicks' 13.2 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 13.4 per game the Thunder give up. The Thunder average 13.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.9 more makes per game than the Knicks give up.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Thunder won 129-120 in the last meeting on Dec. 28. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 36 points, and Julius Randle led the Knicks with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brunson is averaging 27.9 points and 6.5 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 4.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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Chet Holmgren is scoring 16.8 points per game and averaging 7.9 rebounds for the Thunder. Isaiah Joe is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 7-3, averaging 110.1 points, 46.9 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.0 points per game.

Thunder: 7-3, averaging 118.7 points, 43.5 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow), Alec Burks: out (shoulder).

Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: out (quad).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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