OKC Thunder live score updates vs. Pelicans in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs


For the first time since 2019, the NBA playoffs are back in Oklahoma City.

The No. 1 seed Thunder will host the eighth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans at Paycom Center in Game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Follow along for updates from Game 1:

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NBA Awards Finalists Announced

Three members of the Oklahoma City Thunder were named NBA finalists on Sunday.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a finalist for Most Valuable Player, along with Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Dallas’ Luka Doncic. The Thunder guard is also in the running for Clutch Player of the Year, along with Chicago’s DeMar DeRozan and Golden State’s Stephen Curry.

Chet Holmgren is a finalist for Rookie of the Year, along with Victor Wembanyama of San Antonio and Brandon Miller of Charlotte.

Mark Daigneault is a finalist for Coach of the Year, along with Minnesota’s Chris Finch and Orlando’s Jamahl Mosley.

“The impact he has on the game is comparable to Michael Jordan,” former NBA champion Kenny Smith said on TNT’s pregame show.

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Game 1: How to watch OKC Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans

  • Date: Sunday April 21
  • Time: 8:30 PM CT
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma, TNT/TruTV
  • Live stream: Fubo (watch for free)

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Injury report for OKC Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans

OKC Thunder injury report


The New Orleans Pelicans injury report

Zion Williamson (hamstring injury) is out.

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Projected OKC Thunder starting lineup

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG)
  • Josh Giddey (12.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.8 APG)
  • Lu Dort (10.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.4 APG)
  • Jalen Williams (19.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG)
  • Chet Holmgren (16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.4 APG)

Projected New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup

  • CJ McCollum (20 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.6 APG)
  • Herb Jones (11 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1 APG)
  • Trey Murphy III (14.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.2 APG)
  • Brandon Ingram (20.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.7 APG)
  • Jonas Valanciunas (12.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.1 APG)

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OKC Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans playoff series schedule

  • Game 1: At 8:30 PM Sunday (TNT) in OKC
  • Game 2: Wednesday at 8:30 PM (TNT) in OKC
  • Game 3: At 2:30 PM Saturday, April 27 (TNT) in New Orleans
  • Game 4: TBA Monday, April 29 in New Orleans
  • Game 5 (if necessary): TBD Wednesday, May 1 in OKC
  • Game 6 (If necessary): TBD Friday, May 3 in New Orleans
  • Game 7 (If necessary): TBD Sunday, May 5 in OKC

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OKC Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans regular season series record

OKC won the regular season series 2-1. The Thunder won the last two meetings by an average of 15.5 points.

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OKC Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Playoffs Game 1 Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of Saturday, April 20

  • Scatter: OKC (-8.5)
  • Top/bottom: 214.5
  • Moneyline: OKC-350 | New Orleans +275

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