The Oklahoma City Thunder already have the league's best record. They could be even better if Russell Westbrook starts to consistently hit his shots.
Westbrook will try to help the Thunder extend the NBA's longest current home win streak to 12 games Monday night and hand the Phoenix Suns their sixth straight loss overall and ninth in a row on the road.
Oklahoma City (23-6) is enjoying its longest home win streak since a 14-game run Jan. 6-March 7. The Thunder are the NBA's highest scoring team at 105.7 points per game with Kevin Durant third in scoring at 28.4 points per game and Westbrook sixth at 21.4.
Westbrook's average, however, is his worst over his last three seasons. His 40.3 shooting percentage is his worst since his rookie season.
He is hoping his 28 points on 11-of-22 shooting in Saturday's 124-94 rout at Houston will help kick-start him in the right direction.
"I felt comfortable," Westbrook said. "It's been the first night all year that I shot the ball well. Now I ...