[10:40 PM] Thunder @ Lakers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Oklahoma City Thunder (8-6)

@ Los Angeles Lakers (7-7)


The line for this game is Thunder by 2.5 points.

The Los Angeles Lakers might not know until close to game time whether or not they will have the services of point guard D’Angelo Russell when they host Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Russell is listed as questionable due to a sore left knee and didn’t participate in Monday’s practice.

Westbrook was a porous 13-of-34 from the field versus the Pacers and was highly disappointed with his showing and the performance of his team. Westbrook scored 30 or more points in each of the past five games and is averaging 33 points, 12.2 assists and 11.2 rebounds during the stretch.

Russell was limited to 23 minutes against the Bulls and had just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. Veteran point guard Jose Calderon could be called on if Russell can’t play despite averaging just 8.8 minutes per game, and combo guard Jordan Clarkson also would figure in at the point. Clarkson tallied just five points on 1-of-12 shooting in the loss to Chicago after scoring 20 or more points in three of the previous six games.

The Thunder won the past nine meetings, including a 113-96 home win on Oct. 30.

Los Angeles reserve SG Lou Williams scored a season-best 25 points against the Bulls and is averaging 24.5 points on 17-of-27 shooting (7-of-10 from 3-point range) over the past two games.

Oklahoma City rookie PF Domantas Sabonis is 6-of-19 shooting over the past two games


StreakSmarts Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick