Preview: Nets vs. Thunder

Due to inclement weather in the tri-state area, the start time for the Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game will now be 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6pm. More information


The Nets led the Thunder in the first quarter, but ultimately dropped a 110-99 decision in Oklahoma City on Nov. 25. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 26 points, Shane Larkin led the Nets with six assists and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a team-high 11 rebounds. 

Kevin Durant (30 points, six boards) and Russell Westbrook (27 points, 13 assists) led the way for the Thunder. 


Earlier this season in Oklahoma City, Brook Lopez continued his run of high-scoring games against the Thunder. Lopez’s 26-point, eight-rebound and two-block effort was in line with his career statline of 20.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 1.9 bpg against the Thunder (in 10 career games). 

The Thunder are one of four teams against which Lopez has averaged 20+ ppg in his career. The other three are the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers. 


The Oklahoma City Thunder are on a season-high seven-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 10 games. At 33-12, the Thunder are third in the Western Conference and have the league’s third-best point differential at +8.5. 

The Thunder have two of the league’s leading scorers in Kevin Durant (26.5 ppg) and Russell Westbrook (23.9 ppg), who rank third and seventh respectively. Westbrook is also one of the top distributors in the league, averaging 9.8 apg, second in the NBA. Westbrook has two triple-doubles in his last five games and has five on the season. 


Kevin Durant is one of the league’s best scorers, averaging 26.5 ppg, third in the NBA. Durant, one half of the Thunder’s dynamic scoring duo, is on a tear of late, averaging 26.2 in his last 10 games. The 2014 MVP is coming off a 24-point night with seven assists and two blocks. Durant had a big night vs. the Nets in November, scoring 30 points with six boards, five assists and three blocks.