Date & Time: Thursday, 27 February 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City
Last Game Results
Sacramento Kings (24-33): 112-94 win over the Golden State Warriors (25 February)
Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22): 124-122 win over the Chicago Bulls (25 February)
Sacramento Kings Preview
With three back-to-back wins, the Sacramento Kings are going for a final, but valiant attempt. They routed the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on Tuesday.
The game saw De'Aaron Fox lead the team with 21 points and five assists on the night, alongside Harrison Barnes and Buddy Hield, who pitched in 21 and 19 points, respectively.
The Kings are still on the road and will face the Thunder tonight in a crucial encounter.
Key Player - De'Aaron Fox
De'Aaron Fox has started to generate numbers consistently now. He is moving the ball well and making excellent players for his teammates.
By averaging 19.9 points, 6.9 assists, and 1.4 steals per game, Fox will have a crucial role in this late playoff run by the Sacramento Kings.
Kings' predicted lineup
Harrison Barnes, Nemanja Bjelica, Harry Giles, De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic
Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on a roll right now with four wins in a row. They beat the Chicago Bulls in the last game by just two points, improving to 36-22 for the season.The team was led in points by Danilo Gallinari, who scored 24 points and four rebounds on the night. With him, Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played their role well, pitching in 21 points apiece. The team's leader, Chris Paul, had an excellent 19 point-game along with nine assists on the night.
The Thunder will be willing to maintain the run and beat the lower-ranked Kings tonight.
Key Player - Chris Paul
Chris Paul is the flag bearer of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a lot will depend on him going ahead in the later stages of the tournament. His leadership skills have given his the Thunder a great push this season currently sitting at the sixth place in the West.
Averaging 17.5 points, 6.7 dishes, and 5.1 rebounds- Paul has been clutch this season. It will be interesting to see how far he can take his team.
Thunder's Predicted Lineup
Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams
Kings vs Thunder Match Prediction
The Sacramento Kings have been in a great form lately with the young guns on fire. However, having a player like Chris Paul on their side pushes a lot in favor of the Oklahoma City Thunder- who also has been in sublime form. We are predicting a Thunder victory in this match
Where to watch Kings vs Thunder?
The game can be watched on TV on Fox Sports Oklahoma. You can also stream the game live via NBA League Pass.Published 27 Feb 2020, 02:00 IST