OKLAHOMA CITY — TNT overtime, Watch TNT and TNT network will stream two live games on Thursday and you can follow all the action online. At 8:00 pm ET, LeBron James and the Cavaliers will take on Russell Westbrook and the Thunder before the Celtics and the Trail Blazers face-off at 10:30 pm.
At the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Cleveland will take a four-game winning streak into the battle with the Thunder, who are led by energetic All-Star point guard Westbrook.
The Cavs beat the Indiana Pacers 132-117 on Wednesday night with Kyle Korver hitting eight 3-pointers and scored a season-high 29 points, while James added 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds to lead the way for the winners.
Oklahoma City has lost four of the last six games and suffered a 93-90 defeat to the Pacers last time out on Monday night.
The Cavaliers (36-15) won the first meeting 107-91 on Jan. 29 and will be aiming to sweep the season series.
The oddsmakers, though, are backing OKC, which is 18-7 at home this term, as a 10-point favourite to win this time.
Westbrook recorded a triple-double during the first meeting between these two sides.
Another one tonight would see the MVP candidate collecting his 26th triple-double of the season, in addition to becoming the first player to record multiple triple-doubles in a season against a defending champion since Celtics’ John Havlicek did it in the 1971-72 season against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Westbrook enters the game averaging 30.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.2 assists per game for the Thunder (30-23) this campaign.
For the Cavaliers, James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are all scoring 20+ points per game this season and could be too much for the Thunder on the night.
CELTICS at TRAIL BLAZERS
In the night’s second game on TNT overtime, Boston will travel to the Moda Center in Portland to take on the Trail Blazers at 10:30 PM ET.
The oddsmakers have listed Portland as 1.5 point favourite to beat Boston at home.
The Celtics (33-19), who are 14-11 on the road, have won seven of the last eight games, but are coming off a 108-92 defeat against the Kings on Wednesday.
Portland (23-30), which is 14-11 at home this season, beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-113 on Tuesday night, but has dropped three of its last five games overall.
TNT Overtime Schedule
Thursday, February 9
Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets 7:00 PM
Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic 7:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder 8:00 PM TNT, TNT Overtime, Watch TNT
Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks 8:30 PM
Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers 10:30 PM TNT, TNT Overtime, Watch TNT