Oklahoma City take on Dallas and seek 5th straight home win | Sports
Dallas Mavericks (16-18, eighth in Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (12-22, 12th in Western Conference)
The City of Oklahoma; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City welcomes Dallas as they try to extend their four-game winning streak at home.
The Thunder went 10-15 against opponents in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is 4-13 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Mavericks are 14-10 in Western Conference play. Dallas is 7-14 against teams over 0.500.
The teams face off for the second time this season. The Mavericks won the last game on December 13. Jalen Brunson scored 18 points to help the Mavericks claim victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 22.0 points per game and an average of 4.6 rebounds for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 2.1 points scored at 3 points in the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Brunson is averaging 15.6 points and 5.3 assists for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.8 points in the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 5-5, average 102.9 points, 47.3 rebounds, 20.7 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field . Their opponents average 104.9 points per game.
Mavericks: 5-5, averaging 109.5 points, 45.0 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 6.0 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Their opponents average 103.0 points.
INJURIES: Thunder: Derrick Favors: outside (health protocol), Josh Giddey: outside (health protocol), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: outside (health protocol), Darius Bazley: outside (health and safety protocol).
Mavericks: Boban Marjanovic: absent (health and safety protocols), Luka Doncic: absent (health and safety protocols), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (staff), Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (health protocols), Maxi Kleber: out (health and safety protocols), Trey Burke: out (health and safety protocols), JaQuori McLaughlin: out (health and safety protocols), Reggie Bullock: out (health and safety protocols), Brandon Knight: out ( health and safety), Isaiah Thomas: outside (hygiene and safety protocols), Frank Ntilikina: outside (thigh).
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