Thunder vs. Knicks: Lineups, injury reports, broadcast info (March 13)

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Logan Newman
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Feb 22, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and forward Darius Bazley (7) react after a play against the Miami Heat during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Miami won 108-94. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 22, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and forward Darius Bazley (7) react after a play against the Miami Heat during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Miami won 108-94. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder will have an unusual afternoon tipoff time against the New York Knicks on Saturday, and they’ll have to do it without multiple usual starters.

Oklahoma City will have to face the Knicks without guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and forward Darius Bazley.

The Knicks continue to hover in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race. With a record of 19-19, they are tied for sixth place behind the play of All-Star Julius Randle.

Here are the details of how to watch:

Opponent: New York Knicks
Date and time:
March 13, 1 p.m. CT
How to watch:
FOX Sports Oklahoma
Radio station:
WWLS 98.1FM OKC

Starting lineups

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (16-21)

Aleksej Pokusevski started last game and posted career-highs for points and rebounds. Isaiah Roby will take the place of Gilgeous-Alexander.

  • Guard: Theo Maledon

  • Guard: Lu Dort

  • Forward: Aleksej Pokusevski

  • Forward: Isaiah Roby

  • Center: Al Horford

NEW YORK KNICKS (19-19)

  • Guard: Frank Ntilikina

  • Guard: RJ Barrett

  • Forward: Reggie Bullock

  • Forward: Julius Randle

  • Center: Nerlens Noel

Injury report

Thunder

Gilgeous-Alexander suffered a quadriceps contusion and will miss the game against the Knicks. Bazley will miss his second game in a row due to a left shoulder contusion. Those two join George Hill (thumb surgery) as the three opening-day starters who will not be in Oklahoma City's lineup. Rookie Josh Hall is out with left knee soreness.

Knicks

Starting point guard Elfrid Payton is out due to a strained right hamstring. His backup, Derrick Rose, also won't play because of COVID-19 protocol. Austin Rivers is away from the Knicks for the birth of his child, according to Ian Begley. Mitchell Robinson remains out due to a right hand fracture.