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Thunder Vs. Timberwolves: Oklahoma City Looks To Stop Atop Western Conference

Kevin Durant and the Thunder look to extend their lead atop the Western Conference on Saturday night, as Oklahoma City takes on Minnesota.

April 11, 2012; Oklahoma City  OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks at the score during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
April 11, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks at the score during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Just one night after drubbing the Sacramento Kings at home, the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the road. On Saturday night, Kevin Durant and the Thunder will head to Minnesota to take on the lowly Timberwolves.

Though the two teams are tied in the loss column, the Thunder (43-16) currently sit a full game ahead of the San Antonio Spurs (41-16) atop the Western Conference. The Spurs will also take the court on Saturday night, as they play host to the Phoenix Suns.

Minnesota is currently riding an eight game losing streak that dates back to March 30. With just six games left on the schedule, the Timberwolves have already been eliminated from playoff contention.

The Thunder won't have to worry about Minnesota's best player, Kevin Love. Love has been sidelined due to a concussion, and will not play on Saturday night.

Tipoff between Minnesota and Oklahoma City is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT. Televised coverage can be found on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

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