Thunder-Pelicans: Can Darius Bazley slow down Zion Williamson?

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight in hopes to further the tank after ending their 14-game losing streak on Tuesday against the Celtics.

With the win on Tuesday, the Thunder are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the fifth-best odds in the draft lottery. While the Thunder look to further their tank, the Pelicans are trying to make a last effort for the play-in tournament, sitting four games behind the Warriors for the 10th seed.

A key matchup to keep your eye on is Darius Bazley trying to slow down Zion Williamson. Bazley’s defense will be challenged as Williamson has been dominant this season.

  • Spread: +9
  • Total: 231.5
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma, 8:00 pm CT
  • Radio: WWLS 98.1 FM

Odds via PointsBet

Thunder Projected Starters

Injury Notes: Injury Notes: Gabriel Deck will make his debut for the Thunder tonight. Josh Hall and Isaiah Roby are not listed on the injury report and will return to the lineup. Al Horford, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Mike Muscala will also be out tonight. 

Pelicans Projected Starters

Injury Notes: Injury Notes: Steven Adams is out with a right MTP sprain. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) and Josh Hart (thumb) remain out.

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