Posted December 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Few NBA matchups this season might create a bigger styles clash than a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers. Oklahoma City's high-powered offense has it off to one of the league's best starts, while Indiana is relying on defense to stay afloat with its star player sidelined. The Thunder seek their eighth straight victory on Sunday night when they host the Pacers. They're 16-4 for the second straight year and tout the league's highest scoring offense (106.2 points per game). Oklahoma City has quickly silenced any doubts raised by the loss of reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden, averaging more points than last season (103.1 ppg). Kevin Durant is averaging 27.0 while shooting a career-best 51.5 percent from the floor and Russell Westbrook's 2.51 assist-to-turnover ratio is a personal best. Serge Ibaka's offense is starting to catch up to his defense, with his 14.5 ppg up 5.4 from last season and Kevin Martin - acquired from H...
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