A pair of Western Conference teams take the floor in their final game before the All-Star break searching for a victory in the Big Easy. Oklahoma City was knocked off 114-106 at home by San Antonio in their previous contest Tuesday night.
The Pelicans are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite.
The shot, which gave the Thunder a 66-58 lead, was the first 3-pointer of Adams' career. JJ Redick scored 24, Lonzo Ball had 16 points and Jrue Holiday totaled 14 points and 11 assists.
Adams capped off the remarkable shot with a shimmy in celebration, with the three-pointer being the first he had hit after 11 unsuccessful attempts in 567 National Basketball Association regular season and playoff games. The under is 3-1-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists.
Steven Adams celebrates his stunning half-court shot against the Pelicans. Terrance Ferguson, Mike Muscala, Nerlens Noel, Abdel Nader and Darius Bazley all have to contribute for the Thunder to have success. Oklahoma City committed just nine turnovers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line.
Pelicans: First-time All-Star Brandon Ingram missed his third straight game with a right ankle sprain but still intends to attend All-Star weekend with the possibility of playing. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans. The Pelicans blew the doors open by outscoring the Trail Blazers 41-21 in the third quarter and led by as many as 26 in the fourth en route to the win. The Pelicans are really clicking on offense, scoring at least 124 in their last three games.