Oklahoma City takes on San Antonio, looks to stop 3-game skid

Oklahoma City takes on San Antonio, looks to stop 3-game skid
5 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 02 2019 Mar 2, 2019 March 02, 2019 2:15 AM March 02, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Oklahoma City Thunder (38-23, third in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (34-29, seventh in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City is looking to end its three-game slide with a victory over San Antonio.

The Spurs have gone 24-19 against Western Conference teams. San Antonio is the league leader shooting 40.2 percent from downtown, led by Davis Bertans shooting 46.9 percent from 3-point range.

The Thunder have gone 17-14 away from home. Oklahoma City ranks third in the Western Conference with 18.8 fast break points per game, led by Russell Westbrook averaging 5.3. The Thunder won the last meeting between these two teams 122-112 on Jan. 12. Westbrook led Oklahoma City to the win with a 24-point performance.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryn Forbes leads the Spurs with 2.1 made 3-pointers and averages 11.8 points while shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. DeMar DeRozan is shooting 45.6 percent and averaging 20.2 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Westbrook leads the Thunder averaging 10.9 assists while scoring 22.5 points per game. Paul George has averaged 7.7 rebounds and added 30.7 points per game over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 5-5, averaging 121.7 points, 47.3 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 9.7 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120 points on 47.6 percent shooting.

Spurs: 3-7, averaging 108.3 points, 44.8 rebounds, 22 assists, 5.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting.

Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee), Bryn Forbes: day to day (right calf contusion).

Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: out (knee), Paul George: out (shoulder).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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