Oklahoma City and Houston met on Wednesday and will meet again Saturday missing key pieces.
Oklahoma City is preparing for the second half of a back-back-to-back with Houston on Saturday.
The Thunder begin February after a hot January ended with a loss to the Warriors. The Thunder continue to reach a .500 record as the season draws closer to the All-Star break.
The OKC injury report isn’t lengthy, but the missing players are key. Lu Dort was added to the injury report for Friday’s game with a right hamstring injury, which will sideline him for the matchup. Aleksej Pokusevski remains out with a significant knee injury, which continues to sideline him.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will once again be absent as he continues to nurse an ankle injury, but has made progress in his return.
OKC is no stranger to the injury bug as it has struck numerous times throughout the year.
The Thunder have looked better than many had expected entering the season, but will once again have a tough opponent to continue to fight in the Western Conference.
The Rockets enter the game without Eric Gordon and could miss Jalen Green as well.
Health and depth will be key factors in the matchup. Here are the most recent injury reports for both squads entering tonight:
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Lu Dort: Out: Right Hamstring Strain
Chet Holmgren: Out: Right foot surgery
Lindy Waters: Out: G League Two-Way
Aleksej Pokusevski: Out: Left Tibial Plateau non-displaced fracture
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out: Right Ankle Sprain
Eugene Omoruyi: Out: G League Two-Way
Jalen Green:Questionable: Right Calf Contusion
Darius Days: Out: G League Two-Way
Trevor Hudgins: Out: G League Two-Way
Kevin Porter Jr: Out: Left foot contusion
Eric Gordon: Out: Right Knee Soreness
Jae’Sean Tate: Out: Right Ankle injury management
Tip-off for the Rockets and Thunder is slated for 7 p.m. in OKC, the Thunder are currently 10-point favorites.
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