Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sixers vs. Thunder at a glance

OKLAHOMA CITY – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information for Tuesday night’s matchup between the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Sixers vs. Thunder at a glance

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Thunder forward Kevin Durant gestures to a teammate after hitting a basket in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Oklahoma City won 113-107. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Thunder forward Kevin Durant gestures to a teammate after hitting a basket in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Oklahoma City won 113-107. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information for Tuesday night’s matchup between the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (15-45)

31 Hollis Thompson F 6-8  5.8 ppg. 3.4 rpg.

21 Thaddeus Young F 6-8 17.7 ppg. 2.23 spg.

35 Henry Sims C 6-10 8.3 ppg. 5.5 rpg.(with Sixers)

 9 James Anderson F 6-6  9.8 ppg. 3.9 rpg.

 1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 17.1 ppg. 1.98 spg.

THUNDER (45-15)

35 Kevin Durant F 6-11 31.6 ppg. 7.7 spg.

 9 Serge Ibaka  F 6-10 15.1 ppg. 2.54 bpg.                                                                                                                       

12 Steven Adams C 7-0 3.3 ppg. 4.2  rpg.

 3 Perry Jones  G 6-11 3.5 ppg. 1.7 rpg.

 0 Russell Westbrook, G 6-3 21.0 ppg. 6.7 apg.

COACHES

SIXERS

Brett Brown (15-45 career record)

THUNDER

Scott Brooks (279-161)

STREAKS

SIXERS: Lost 14 straight games.

TUNDER: Won two consecutive games.

SERIES

The Sixers are clinging to a 63-60 all-time series advantage. The Thunder, however, have won the previous nine meetings. Oklahoma City’s last victory over the Sixers was a 103-91 decision on Jan. 25 at Wells Fargo Center. Durant had game highs of 32 points and 14 rebounds on that night.

 Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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