Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers
Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
Winners of five straight games and nine of their last 10, the Oklahoma City Thunder are eager to keep their roll going as they continue a four-game road trip with Mondayâ€™s visit to the Philadelphia 76ers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has led the Thunder in scoring in three of the five victories during the streak, with Dennis Schroder taking the honor in the other two victories. Steven Adams has 25 rebounds over the last two games.
Oklahoma City has won eight of its past 11 games away from Chesapeake Energy Arena after starting the season with six successive losses on the road. The Thunder may be without center Nerlens Noel, who sprained his left ankle and didnâ€™t return to Saturdayâ€™s 121-106 victory at Cleveland after stepping on an opponentâ€™s foot in the third quarter.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
Mired in a season-long, four-game losing streak, the Philadelphia 76ers will look to rebound Monday night as they return to the Wells Fargo Center to host the streaking Oklahoma City Thunder. Philadelphia is averaging just 104 points per 100 possessions during the skid, and its offense has too often been stagnant during a stretch of seven losses in 10 games.
Philadelphia has especially struggled from long range, and went just 6-for-27 from beyond the 3-point arc in Fridayâ€™s 118-108 loss at Houston. â€œLosing four in a row sucks, and it doesnâ€™t feel like weâ€™re getting better,â€ 76ers center Joel Embiid said. â€œSo it is frustrating. … All I care about is winning. … Weâ€™ve got to find a way.â€ Small forward James Ennis missed the Houston game due to a stomach illness.