While the Oklahoma City Thunder are near the top of the NBA in almost every offensive category, their defensive efforts are paying off, too.
The Thunder aim for a seventh consecutive home victory Friday night as they face the woeful Orlando Magic.
With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook leading the way, Oklahoma City (48-17) is second in the league in scoring with 106.5 points per game. The Thunder, though, also have proven to be a force on the defensive end, posting a 42.8 opponent field-goal percentage to rank second in the NBA.
Winners of nine of 11, the Thunder have surrendered an average of 91.8 points over their last five games - 5.2 less than their season mark.
They've been particularly stingy at home recently, as the last five opponents to visit Oklahoma City have averaged 83.4 points on 35.3 percent shooting. All of the Thunder's last 14 home games have been double-digit victories except for a Feb. 14 loss to league-best Miami.
Their defensive prowess was on full displ...