Portland Trail Blazers (13-13, 6th in Western Conference), vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (12-18), 13th in Western Conference).
Oklahoma City; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Portland Trail Blazers are hosted by Shai Gilgeous Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilgeous Alexander currently ranks 3rd in the NBA with an average of 31.2 points per match.
In division matchups, the Thunder rank 1-6. Oklahoma City has an average of 13.9 turnovers per match and is 8th in ball-handling.
Trail Blazers have a record of 4-2 against other divisions. Portland’s record is 8-6 when games are decided by less than 10 points.
TOP Performers: Gilgeous Alexander is scoring 31.2 points per games and averages 4.7 rebounds. Over the past 10 Oklahoma City games, Josh Giddey has averaged 14.6 points per game and 8.6 rebounds.
Anfernee Simons averages 23.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant has averaged 21.4 points per game and 3.5 rebounds in the Portland Trail Blazers’ last 10 games.
THE LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder, from 4-6, has an average of 112.7 points and 46.2 rebounds per game, 23.9 assists, 7/6 steals, and 3.5 blocks each game, while shooting 45.3%. They have an average of 114.3 points per match.
Trail Blazers are 6-4 and average 117.5 points per game, 43.7 rebound, 24.5 assists and 6.1 steals. They also shoot 49.5%. They have an average of 114.5 points.
Trail Blazers: Jerami grant: out, back; Nassir Leslie: out, hip; Gary Payton II : out.