Nassir Little (9) defends Nets forward Kevin Durant (7): Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Tonight’s match will mark the halfway point of the 2021-22 season for the OKC Thunder who are in Brooklyn to play the Nets.
OKC has a 13-27 record and is seeded 14th in the West, three games out of the play-in tournament or if you rather – – 1.5 games away from the coveted bottom three seed the Rockets hold.
Brooklyn holds a 26-14 record and possesses the second seed in the Eastern Conference.
OKC Thunder still in search of their first win of 2022: Nets Preview
The Nets always offer extra incentive given the presence of former OKC Thunder players Kevin Durant and James Harden. Yet pushing that dynamic to the side, the Thunder are simply trying to register their first win of the New Year.
OKC enters following a tough loss to the Wizards in which the Thunder led by eight points at one juncture and lost by a mere four points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did his best to propel his club to victory with 32 points, three rebounds, eight assists, and a steal but it wasn’t enough.
The Nets arrive on the heels of their first victory versus a top-four seed from either conference having routed the Bulls 138-112. However, they’ll be missing a vital component of that winning effort since they are back in the warm confines of the Barclays Center where Kyrie Irving cannot participate given he…