SAS VS OKC NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA Regular Season
SAS VS OKC MATCH PREVIEW:
San Antonio Spurs host Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA action on Friday morning (IST) at AT&T Center, in San Antonio.
Spurs are sixth in Western Conference heading into this game, while the visitors are two places above them at 4th, and also a game better than the host. So a win for Gregg Popovich and his team will take them level with Thunder, and above New Orleans Pelicans, who are fifth with an identical record of 43-32 as of Spurs.
Both these teams should qualify for the NBA playoff despite Los Angeles Clippers winning their last three games, and subsequently closing the gap on Thunder and Spurs who both suffered defeats in their last game respectively.
Clippers are just three wins away from matching Thunder and only two away from Spurs. But with only seven games remaining in the regular season, it looks improbable to think these teams missing out on next month’s playoffs.
However, mathematically, it’s still a possibility. Also, both Thunder and Spurs would be aiming to head into the all-important playoffs with great momentum behind them, and winning the matches fits all the bills.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 30, 05:30 AM IST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio
Form of the Team-
San Antonio Spurs–
San Antonio Spurs are struggling this season to say the least and the continued absence of their talismanic Kawhi Leonard is a big factor why Spurs are averaging just 102.5 points this season. Quite remarkably, only Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings are averaging lesser than Popovich’s team.
Spurs are coming into this match after losing their last two games against Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.
But their defense is faring better and is allowing just 99.4 points against them. They are shooting at 45.8 percent while the opposition is managing 45.2 shots against them from beyond the arc.
In Kawhi’s absence, LaMarcus Aldridge has stood up to the challenge of leading the charge for Spurs, and is averaging 23.1 points this season.
Oklahoma City Thunder-
Oklahoma City Thunder could have moved level with 3rd placed Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference had they beaten the visitors at Chesapeake Energy Arena. But C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard ran havoc and outperformed the hosts as Blazers won the match 108-15, and moved two wins away from Thunder in the table.
Thunder are averaging 107.3 points per season, and are allowing 104 points against them. While their accuracy from beyond the arc is dwindling this season and they are shooting at only 45.5 percent in 2017-18.
San Antonio Spurs – Win – 43, Loss – 32
Oklahoma City Thunder – Win – 44, Loss – 31
Top Performer –
For San Antonio Spurs-
|Points Per Game||LaMarcus Aldridge||23.1|
|Rebounds per Game||LaMarcus Aldridge||8.3|
|Assists Per Game||Tony Parker||3.8|
For Oklahoma City Thunder:
|Points Per Game||Russell Westbrook||25.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Russell Westbrook||9.7|
|Assists Per Game||Russell Westbrook||10.2|
SAS VS OKC TEAM NEWS:
San Antonio Spurs:
Kawhi Leonard’s continuous absence remains a big puzzle despite doctors clearing him to fit enough to play. He is definitely out from this match.
While their record scorer this season LaMarcus Aldridge is suffering from a knee injury which he got in the game against Washington Wizards in the last game and is questionable for the game.
Danny Green (Forward), Kyle Anderson (Forward), LaMarcus Aldridge – If Fit – / Davis Bertans (Center), Patty Mills (Guard), Dejounte Murray (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Bryan Forbes, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne, Brandon Paul, Manu Ginobili
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Twenty-year-old Shooting Guard Andre Roberson has had a surgery to repair a ruptured left patellar tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.
Paul George (Forward), Carmelo Anthony (Forward), Steven Adams (Center), Russell Westbrook (Guard), Corey Brewer (Guard)
From the bench: Jerami Grant, Raymond Felton, Terrance Ferguson, Patrick Patterson, Alex Abrines
San Antonio Spurs – LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay
Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook, Paul George
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Both teams boast some unique talent in their ranks who have the ability to change the course of the match on their own. However, with Kawhi Leonard still out and Spurs’ too much dependence on LaMarcus Aldridge, the hosts are finding it hard to get enough support for their top scorer this season.
While the likes Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony makes more than a good support for the reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, and that’s why Thunder are favorite in this match.
Oklahoma City Thunder to win the match.
SAS VS OKC FANTASY TEAM:
Updates – LaMarcus Aldridge has had an MRI today. It showed no structural damage to his knee. But there is still no news regarding his participation against Oklahoma City Thunder.
LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to start guys-
Jeremi Grant will play.
NOTE: THIS SAS VS OKC MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.