Tipoff from Chesapeake Energy Arena is at 8:00 p.m. (ET). "I wanted to have somebody if they came in late with him at the end of the first quarter, beginning of the second quarter and Paul [George] was off the floor, and to have some length and size on him". A season ago, the Thunder won 47 regular season games.
Like Cleveland, Oklahoma City has been playing better recently, winning two of three both straight up and against the spread, according to the OddsShark NBA Database. Jeff Green has scored in double figures in four consecutive games.
The Thunder made 16 of 37 3-pointers. "To go along with a career-high 42 percent shooting from beyond the arc, George has been the NBA's best 2-way player this season". The Cavs front office sent away Isiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert, Dwyane Wade, Channing Frye and Derrick Rose and acquired Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and George Hill in a series of trades.
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Oklahoma City ranks first in second chance points per game (15.0) while Memphis ranks 23rd (11.0).
Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony were each full participants in the Thunder's practice on Monday. So far in 2018, the starters helped lead their club to some big-time wins, including a 125-105 blowout over the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors last Tuesday.
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In the Thunder's 110-92 win against the Grizzlies on Sunday, with Russell Westbrook out, Donovan put the ball in George's hands. The Thunder tied their franchise record for most three pointers made in a game. They rank 23rd at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.7 percent), while the Thunder force the most turnovers in the National Basketball Association (opponents' turnover percentage of 15.6 percent).
For live in-game updates, follow @cavs, @CavsJoeG, @CavsFredMcLeod, @MrCavalier34, @CavsJMike and @chones22 on Twitter. It will be the second and final regular season meeting between the two inter-conference rivals after Thunder's dominating 148-124 victory on January 20.
Despite the loss, the Cavs still tallied 120-plus points, the only time this season they lost a game where they scored that many points (11-1 total).
A lot has changed since the Thunder blew out the Cavs last month.
LeBron James seemed happy with their play, and he also finished two rebounds short of a triple-double with 24 points, 10 assists and eight boards.
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Victor Bailey Jr was fouled on a three-point basket pushing the OR lead back to 11 points and the momentum back to the Ducks. Prtichard finished with 19 points and 10 assists, with passing that helped UO shoot 50.0 percent from the field.