Posted December 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Oklahoma City Thunder's consistent success has made them forget about their very brief early-season struggles, which basically ended after a home loss to the Atlanta Hawks. In order to set a new franchise-best winning streak, they'll have to avenge one of their few defeats. Oklahoma City seeks a 12th consecutive victory as it begins a three-game road swing Wednesday night in Atlanta. The Thunder (20-4) have surged to the NBA's best record during their current run, bouncing back from a 1-2 start after a 104-95 home loss to the Hawks on Nov. 4. They've won 18 of 20 since and matched the 1996-97 Seattle SuperSonics' franchise-record winning streak with a 107-93 victory over San Antonio on Monday. Serge Ibaka scored a career-high 25 points and added a season-best 17 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook scored 22 points and Kevin Martin 20 off the bench. "It was good for us to get a win, but we've got to keep moving on," said Kevin Durant, who scor...

Kevin Durant makes incredible shot against Timberwolves, hits top of the backboard twice (Video)

Although the Oklahoma City Thunder ended up losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Durant can hang his head high after making this improbable shot.It happened in the third quarter of the game as Durant drove to the hole and drew a foul against Nikola Pekovic.Watch as the ball bounces on the top of the backboard not once but twice and then falls in:

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Wanda Pratt proves Family is BIG for son Kevin Durant and the NBA

Ballertainment Wanda Pratt is an NBA mom. Kevin Durant is her son. Looking for her? She can be found in her court side seats during every Oklahoma City Thunder home game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The NBA thought she and Kevin should be included in the “Big shots” element of its ongoing “Big” campaign, so they made a commercial which demonstrates just how dedicated she...

Durant pours in 41 as Thunder win 12th straight

ATLANTA -- Kevin Durant scored a season-high 41 points Wednesday, but Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks didn't even know it. "I've seen it so many times," Brooks said after the Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-92 for their 12th consecutive victory. "When he gets hot, it's hard to turn him off. I didn't realize he had 41, but I very rarely...

Durant, Westbrook to challenge Wolves

Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks doesn't expect Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to both have their shots falling every night. Perhaps those expectations should be different when they're facing the Minnesota Timberwolves. The league-best Thunder will try to extend their winning streak to 13 on Thursday night in Minneapolis, where they'll also go for a 13th...

Durant, streaking Thunder beat Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) -- Kevin Durant set a season high with 41 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Atlanta Hawks 100-92 on Wednesday night for their 12th straight win. Russell Westbrook had 27 points -- 21 in the first half -- and 11 assists. Durant, who had 18 points in the fourth period, had 13 rebounds. No other Oklahoma City player scored in double figures. Oklahoma...

State of the Thunder: Every game matters

OKLAHOMA CITY Got to talk with Greg Popovich the other day when San Antonio came to town for a game against the Thunder. Got me thinking, too, on how drastically different these teams approach the regular season. In Oklahoma City, the company line is, "We're just trying to get better." In San Antonio, the lines, the reasoning and the direction from Popovich, the...

Thunder 100, Hawks 92

ATLANTA -- Kevin Durant scored a season-high 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Philips Arena. The Thunder earned their 12th consecutive win, the longest winning streak for the team since moving to Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points -- 21 in the first half -- and had 11...

Thunder's elite talent on display in Atlanta

ATLANTA Russell Westbrook delivered an emphatic slam and as the Hawks called timeout, he walked toward midcourt, screaming and pumping his fists. He was met by Kevin Durant, who high-fived his teammate before putting his hand on the back of Westbrook's head as the All-Star duo walked toward the Thunder's bench. "We put our pants on just like they do," Atlanta...

Wolves Thursday: Thunder present big test

MINNEAPOLIS The last time the Timberwolves played the Thunder, on April 14, they lost by five points, 115-110, and the game was within two points with just 16 seconds left. The time before that, on March 23, it went to double overtime, another Timberwolves loss, 149-140. That night, J.J. Barea had a triple-double and Kevin Love scored a career-high 51 points. Barea finished with...

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