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2019-03-13
Brooklyn Nets
Oklahoma City Thunder
League : NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction & Preview

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets 2019-03-13 NBA,

GAME SNAPSHOTWITH CURRENT LINE
#553 Brooklyn
Nets 229
 
#554 Oklahoma City
Thunder -7.5
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:05pm
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GAME STATS
BROOKLYN NETS
36 - 33
37-32
ATS
34-34
O/U
111
PPG
111
OPPG
 
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
41 - 26
35-32
ATS
32-34
O/U
115
PPG
111
OPPG
 
When and where: March 13, 2019, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, 7:00 PM ET
The Brooklyn Nets begin a seven-game road stretch on Wednesday in a head-to-head meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Since snapping their three-game losing streak, the Nets have won their last four regular season games against the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder, on the other hand, are enjoying a bounce-back win over the Utah Jazz.

Nets dominate the Pistons

The Pistons were perceived as the more physical basketball team with star forward Blake Griffin and center Andre Drummond surveying the front court, but it was the Nets bringing the physicality in Monday’s tilt between the two Eastern Conference playoff contenders. They held the Pistons to a ridiculously poor 27.8 field goal shooting percentage and 23.5 percent from 3-pointer.
People often forget how good the Nets are at rebounding the ball, leading to what some might consider a shocking display of dominance on the boards. However, the Nets are second only to the Utah Jazz in rebounds per game, and they continued to prove their effectiveness in that area by outworking the Pistons under the basket.
Guard Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets off the bench with 19 points, two rebounds and two assists, while D’Angelo Russell turned in 11 points, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Allen Krabbe also had a big night by netting a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the 103-75 victory.

Westbrook leads the Thunder to victory amid controversy

Russell Westbrook’s near triple-double performance against the Jazz on Monday night was overshadowed by an ugly run-in with a fan. According to Westbrook, the fan was making vulgar remarks towards him on the sidelines, which ultimately prompted him into firing back with verbal threats of his own. The fan involved in the incident was permanently banned on Tuesday.
Aside from the verbal altercation, the Thunder played exceptionally well on the defensive end of the floor by holding the Jazz to only 36.4 percent shooting. They came up big defensively on a night when George went 0-of-3 from 3-pointer and only scored 14 points. This was far from the dominant, all-around game we’re used to seeing from George, who is widely considered an MVP candidate behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden.
Westbrook finished the game with 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, while Dennis Schroder netted a team-high 24 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Center Steven Adams had 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the 98-89 victory.











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