The Oklahoma City Thunder look to snap a seven-game losing streak when visiting the Miami Heat on Friday. Oklahoma City is last in the Northwest division at 20-49 and 23 games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Oklahoma City is well out of playoff contention. The Thunder were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs 122-120 Wednesday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points to lead Oklahoma City.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading Oklahoma City in scoring with an average of 24.2 points per game and is also the leader in assists with an average of 5.8 assists per game. Darius Bazley is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.5 rebounds per game. Due to injuries, Oklahoma City has only two players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 102.8 points per game.
Miami looks for a second consecutive victory when hosting Oklahoma City on Friday. The Heat are first in the Southeast Division at 46-24 and 11 games ahead of the second-place Charlotte Hornets. Miami defeated the Detroit Pistons 105-98 in their last outing on Tuesday. Tyler Herro was the leading scorer for Miami with 29 points. The Heat outrebounded Detroit 44-39. Miami is first in the Eastern Conference standings with a two-game lead over second-place Milwaukee.
Jimmy Butler is leading Miami in scoring with an average of 21.1 points per game, while Tyler Herro is the second leading scorer with an average of 21.0 points per game. Bam Adebayo is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.3 rebounds per game and Kyle Lowry is the leader in assists with an average of 7.8 assists per game. Miami has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 109.4 points per game.