Thunder Hope To Make It Seven In A Row In Dallas


Friday, January 22nd 2016, 4:06 pm
By: News 9


The Thunder (32-12) puts its six game winning streak on the line when Kevin Durant and company visit the Dallas Mavericks (25-19) tonight for a 7:30pm tip-off.

Included in that streak is a 108-89 victory over the Mavs back on January 13th. Tonight's game should certainly be more competitive, as no starter played for Dallas in that OKC win. However, star Dirk Nowitzki could miss tonight's game with swelling in his right knee. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle officially listed the 7-footer as questionable. Nowitzki is averaging 17.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game so far this season.

Fresh off being named NBA All-Star Starters yesterday, Durant and Russell Westbrook will look to extend their own streaks tonight. Durant has scored at least 20 points in 29 straight games, the longest active streak in the NBA this season. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook has posted four straight games with double digit assists.

After tonight, OKC continues its four-game road trip with a 2:30pm Sunday game against the Brooklyn Nets.