Approaching the All-Star break, the Thunder sit second to last in the Western Conference. They are 16-34 in the midst of a rebuilding season. After having a seven-fight losing streak, they have since snapped it and are on a winning streak.
They have won their last two games against the Trail Blazers and Mavericks. Despite being low in the standings, Oklahoma City still ranks fifth in the NBA in rebounds per game, due in large part to the upset of rookie Josh Giddey.
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Game date: February 4, 2022
Game time: 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Giddey is averaging 11.7 points per game but leads the team in assists and rebounds with 7.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.
The Trail Blazers hold on to last place in the play-in tournament currently. They are 21-31 at the halfway point in the season. They bring a three-game losing streak to this matchup, losing the last three en route to the Bulls, Oklahoma City and the Lakers.
Portland is run by long-time superstar Damian Lillard. Lillard is averaging a team-high 24.0 points and 7.3 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkić leads the team in rebounding with 10.7 per game, as well as 14.6 points per game.
The last time these two teams met, Oklahoma City posted a 17-point victory at home thanks to a Giddey double-double.