Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are looking to break a losing streak against Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.
The Thunder took both of the first two games of the stretch, a home-and-home setting against the Houston Rockets. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 109-94 on Friday night but struggled in the rematch one night later eventually prevailing 98-95.
Now they will get a red hot Spurs team that has won three straight since losing Manu Ginobli for at least two months with a fractured hand. Many figured that Ginobli's loss would hurt San Antonio's offense but it hasn't happened yet as the Spurs rolled up a season high in points last night in a 121-117 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Oklahoma City enters the game with a six-game losing streak against San Antonio. Last season, Kevin Durant averaged 23 points against the Spurs which was 4.7 less than his season average. San Antonio was also able to do a good job against Russell Westbrook who is shooting just 32.6 percent from the floor in his last five outings against the Spurs.
Game date/time: Sunday, January 8, 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
TV: NBA TV, Fox Sports Oklahoma, NBA League Pass
Radio: Thunder Radio Network, NBA Audio League Pass
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband