Predictions & Analysis: Thunder vs Nets 01-05-2024

Predictions & Analysis: Thunder vs Nets 01-05-2024

January 5, 2024


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On January 5, the Oklahoma City Thunder (23-10) take on the Brooklyn Nets (15-20), with the game starting at Barclays Center.


The Nets (15-17) are now ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference after dropping 7 of their previous 10 matches. In their last game, Brooklyn lost 110-104 on the road versus Washington after being outscored by 8 points in the 4th quarter. Mikal Bridges scored 19 points (6-14 FG) and pulled down 5 boards, leading 6 Brooklyn scorers in double figures. Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. For the Nets, Cam Thomas scored 15 points in 24 minutes off the bench. Due to a back ailment, Ben Simmons is still sidelined and needs to be assessed again shortly. Dennis Smith Jr. (back) and Lonnie Walker IV (hamstring) are listed as probable for this upcoming game. After a 4-game road trip, Brooklyn comes home to the Barclays Center with hopes of improving its performance despite having dropped 5 consecutive matches.



The Oklahoma City Thunder recently lost to the Hawks 141-138. It stopped a 5-game winning streak and was the opener of a 4-game journey to the East. The team led by Mark Daigneault has the 4th-best record in the NBA, and they are keen to resume their winning ways. They have additionally only once suffered back-to-back losses this season, and they should be optimistic about their chances of winning given their recent success versus the Nets. OKC has defeated the Nets 4 times in a row and has prevailed in 23 of their 33 games. They triumphed 124-108 at home in their first encounter of the season earlier this week. For this encounter, Jaylin Williams has been marked as “Questionable” for the visiting team. The only possible absentee is him for this upcoming game. They will try to capitalize on the Nets losing streak.


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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets Game Information

  • Date: 01/05/2024
  • Time: 07:40 PM ET
  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
  • How to Watch Thunder vs Nets: ESPN
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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