Thunder vs. Suns: Lineups, injury reports, broadcast info (April 2)

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Logan Newman
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On Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder will face off against Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns for the second time this season.

In the first time the two teams faced off, Phoenix started the game at a torrid pace but stuttered in the second quarter, and the Thunder got the victory.

Oklahoma City will look to do the same tonight, though their usual starters remain out.

It’ll be both teams’ first game of April. OKC went 6-7 in March, while the Suns went 11-2 over the month, earning head coach Monty Williams Coach of the Month honors.

Here are the details of how to watch the game:

Opponent: Phoenix Suns
Date and time: April 2, 9 p.m. CT
How to watch: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Radio station: WWLS 98.1 FM OKC

Projected starting lineups

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (20-27)

Aleksej Pokusevski is not listed on the injured list. If he has returned from COVID-19 protocol, he will likely start at forward over Kenrich Williams.

  • Guard: Theo Maledon

  • Guard: Svi Mykhailiuk

  • Forward: Kenrich Williams

  • Forward: Isaiah Roby

  • Center: Moses Brown

PHOENIX SUNS (33-14)

  • Guard: Chris Paul

  • Guard: Devin Booker

  • Forward: Mikal Bridges

  • Forward: Jae Crowder

  • Center: Deandre Ayton

Injury report

THUNDER

Usual starters Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Darius Bazley (left foot contusion), Lu Dort (concussion) and Al Horford (shut down) will all be out against the Suns. Mike Muscala (ankle) and Ty Jerome (right ankle sprain) are out as well. Aleksej Pokusevski is not listed on ESPN's injury report, but he was in the COVID-19 health and safety protocol during Wednesday's game. His status is unclear.

Suns

The Thunder won't get to see former OKC wing Abdel Nader. He is out with a knee injury. Torrey Craig (knee) is questionable and Frank Kaminsky (COVID-19 protocols) is out.

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