The Oklahoma City Thunder have dominated their recent matchups with the Charlotte Bobcats, but by all appearances, they would appear to have a more difficult opponent for the next one.
The Bobcats will seek to add to their best start in franchise history by earning their first win in Oklahoma City on Monday night.
The Thunder (10-4) have prevailed in five of their last six games against Charlotte and have found little competition in winning the last three, outscoring the Bobcats an average of 20.7. They took a 122-95 victory in Oklahoma City in the lone meeting last season en route to the franchise's first Western Conference title since relocating from Seattle after the 2007-08 season.
The Bobcats, meanwhile, made dubious history last season by finishing 7-59 - the worst winning percentage in NBA history. The hiring of Mike Dunlap as coach and a few key additions, however, have quickly changed the struggling franchise's fortunes.
Charlotte matched its victory total from 2011-12 ...