How to watch Thunder vs. Lakers basketball game
By Scout Staff
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Through 3 Quarters
The Los Angeles Lakers are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. It’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Oklahoma City Thunder as Los Angeles lead 93-71.
The Lakers have been led by small forward LeBron James, who so far has 31 points and four assists along with two blocks. Oklahoma City hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 11 points or fewer.
Oklahoma City has lost 82% of their games in which they were down going into the fourth quarter. Barring a miraculous turnaround, this contest will end the same way.
Los Angeles @ Oklahoma City
Current Records: Los Angeles 13-13; Oklahoma City 8-16
What to Know
The Los Angeles Lakers might have tired legs after a matchup yesterday as they head on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 10 at Paycom Center. Oklahoma City should still be riding high after a victory, while the Lakers will be looking to get back in the win column.
On Thursday, Los Angeles lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on the road by a decisive 108-95 margin. Los Angeles’ loss came about despite a quality game from small forward LeBron James, who posted a triple-double on 20 points, 11 dimes, and ten boards. That’s LBJ’s first triple-double of the season.
Meanwhile, OKC escaped with a win on Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors by the margin of a single free throw, 110-109. OKC’s shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did his thing and had 26 points and nine assists.
Los Angeles is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 5-12 against the spread when favored.
Los Angeles is now 13-13 while Oklahoma City sits at 8-16. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Lakers are third worst in the league in points allowed per game, with 112.8 on average. The Thunder have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the fewest points per game in the league, having accrued only 99.3 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Lakers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Lakers as a 6.5-point favorite.
Oklahoma City have won 13 out of their last 23 games against Los Angeles.
- Nov 04, 2021 – Oklahoma City 107 vs. Los Angeles 104
- Oct 27, 2021 – Oklahoma City 123 vs. Los Angeles 115
- Feb 10, 2021 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Oklahoma City 113
- Feb 08, 2021 – Los Angeles 119 vs. Oklahoma City 112
- Jan 13, 2021 – Los Angeles 128 vs. Oklahoma City 99
- Aug 05, 2020 – Oklahoma City 105 vs. Los Angeles 86
- Jan 11, 2020 – Los Angeles 125 vs. Oklahoma City 110
- Nov 22, 2019 – Los Angeles 130 vs. Oklahoma City 127
- Nov 19, 2019 – Los Angeles 112 vs. Oklahoma City 107
- Apr 02, 2019 – Oklahoma City 119 vs. Los Angeles 103
- Jan 17, 2019 – Los Angeles 138 vs. Oklahoma City 128
- Jan 02, 2019 – Oklahoma City 107 vs. Los Angeles 100
- Feb 08, 2018 – Los Angeles 106 vs. Oklahoma City 81
- Feb 04, 2018 – Los Angeles 108 vs. Oklahoma City 104
- Jan 17, 2018 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Los Angeles 90
- Jan 03, 2018 – Oklahoma City 133 vs. Los Angeles 96
- Feb 24, 2017 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Los Angeles 93
- Nov 22, 2016 – Los Angeles 111 vs. Oklahoma City 109
- Oct 30, 2016 – Oklahoma City 113 vs. Los Angeles 96
- Apr 11, 2016 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Los Angeles 79
- Jan 08, 2016 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Los Angeles 113
- Dec 23, 2015 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Los Angeles 85
- Dec 19, 2015 – Oklahoma City 118 vs. Los Angeles 78
Injury Report for Oklahoma City
No Injury Information
Injury Report for Los Angeles
- LeBron James: Game-Time Decision (Abdomen)
- Anthony Davis: Out (Knee)
- Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
- Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle)