Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s – October 24th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Philadelphia 76ers at the Paycom Center tonight in what is expected to be a one-sided 2021-22 NBA game.
The OKC Thunder are coming off a 124-91 loss to the Houston Rockets, a game in which Christian Wood outwitted the Thunder’s defense, losing 29 points and 14 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers were defeated 109-114 by the Brooklyn Nets in their most recent NBA game. Both parties will be desperate for a victory, which could become a fighting affair.
Philadelphia 76ers injury report
Andre Drummond’s status for tonight’s game is in doubt due to an ankle problem, while Joel Embiid also appears on the day-to-day list due to knee pain.
Ben Simmons had recently met with the medical staff and the Philadelphia 76ers team to inform them that he is not yet mentally ready to play, which automatically rules out his involvement.
Grant Riller recently underwent surgery to treat a meniscus in his right knee and will be out of the game for a considerable time. Shake Milton has also been ruled out.
OKC Thunder Injury Report
The Oklahoma City Thunder have not included any players on their injury report prior to their game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder: planned lineups
Tyrese Maxey assumed the point guard role in the absence of Ben Simmons, while shooter Seth Curry will continue to start at point guard. Danny Green will be looking to shed his bad form with a strong game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he is expected to start as a small forward.
Tobias Harris will be the team’s starting power forward and Joel Embiid should be fit to start at center position. Matisse Thybulle will come off the bench in the defensive stopper role, while Furkan Korkmaz and Andre Drummond will split minutes with the frontcourt starters.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will start franchise point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at 1, with rookie swingman Josh Giddey at guard. Luguentz Dort has grown into a brilliant 3 & D player, and will team up with Darius Bazley at the front two spots. Veteran center Derrick Favors will be in the team’s starting 5.
Kenrich Williams, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will come off the bench to play important minutes.