It’s an interconference matchup on the hardwood at the pro level in the Hoosier State. The Oklahoma City Thunder is on the road as they make the trip to face the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night. Oklahoma City was edged 121-119 at home by Milwaukee in their last game on Sunday afternoon. Indiana turned back Orlando in a 109-102 road victory on Sunday in their previous contest. The Thunder leads the all-time regular-season series 51-38. Last season, the teams split two meetings with Oklahoma City earning a 107-99 home victory in the last contest on March 27, 2019.
Oklahoma City Thunder Looking for Road Victory
Oklahoma City had won three of their previous four contests as they were upended by the Bucks in a tight game Sunday. The Thunder entered Monday tied for the basement in the Northwest Division, 3.5 games behind the Nuggets. Oklahoma City led by six at the half and then was outscored 37-24 in the third quarter. The Thunder rallied in the fourth, tying the game at 114 with 33 seconds to play, but ran out of steam. Oklahoma City shot 49.5 percent from the field and hit 17 of 42 three-point attempts in the game. The Thunder did allow Milwaukee to shoot 56.6 percent from the floor in the contest and was dumped 48-35 on the glass. Dennis Schroder
led Oklahoma City with 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the loss.
The Thunder enters this one 21st
in the league in scoring offense as they average 107.3 points per game. Oklahoma City is tied for 21st
in rebounding with 44.4 boards a night while ranking 24th
in assists by dishing out 21.8 per game. The Thunder stands seventh in the league in scoring defense by allowing 105.5 points per contest. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Oklahoma City with 21 points plus 5.8 rebounds per game on the season. Danilo Gallinari contributes 18.6 points plus five rebounds per game while Chris Paul chips in 16.1 points plus 5.2 assists a night. The Thunder needs more from Steven Adams (8.3 points, 10.1 rebounds) and Dennis Schroder (14.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists) in order to get their offense going. Oklahoma City is 11th
in the league in field goal percentage as they hit 46.1 percent from the floor as a team this season. The Thunder is 15th
in threes made per game as they drain 11.5 per contest while ranking 7th
by hitting 37.5 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.