Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 8:00 pm ET
We have a non-conference NBA matchup to consider when the Cleveland Cavaliers meet the Oklahoma City Thunder for game two of their two-game season series. The Cavaliers are 13-38 this season and enter this matchup hoping to end a four-game losing streak. The Thunder are 34-20 this season and are hoping to extend a two-game winning streak when they host the Cavaliers.
Cavaliers Four Game Losing StreakThe Cavaliers have lost four of their last five games and are 30 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Wednesday marks a one-off road trip before returning to Cleveland for a two-game homestand. Cleveland is 7-17 as the away team and has lost four of their last five road games. The Cavaliers are currently 9.5 games behind the Orlando Magic for the eighth seed in the East.
𝙆𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙉 𝙇𝙊𝙑𝙀:— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 4, 2020
Season-high & game-high 33 points
Game-high 13 rebounds
Season-high seven assists#BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/QghajwjW3v
Cleveland scores 106.1 points while allowing 115 points per game and is shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from downtown and 76.7 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Cavaliers have six players scoring in double figures and are led by guard Collin Sexton. Sexton scores an average of 19.8 points per game with 3.2 caroms and 2.6 assists per game. Sexton drains 36.1 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 29 points with seven assists in the Cavaliers overtime home loss to the New York Knicks.
Thunder Two Game Winning StreakThe Thunder have won four of their last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Oklahoma City would be the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Wednesday marks game one of a four-game homestand and the Thunder is 15-10 this season at home and has won two of its last five home games.
Oklahoma City scores 110.5 points while allowing 107.9 points per game and is shooting 47 percent from the field, 35.2 percent from downtown and 80.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Thunder have five players scoring in double figures and are led by guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Gilgeous-Alexander scores an average of 19.4 points per game with 6.2 caroms and3.2 assists per game. Gilgeous-Alexander drains 33.5 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 12 points with nine rebounds and four assists in the Thunder road win over Phoenix.