While the Oklahoma City Thunder have the NBA's third-best record and are playing well, they haven't exactly been dominant on the road.
Kevin Durant's career night ensured Oklahoma City escaped with an overtime win in its last trip to Dallas, and the Thunder return there Sunday night trying to win their 10th straight - including the postseason - against the Mavericks and for the 11th time in 13 games overall.
Durant scored 26 points, Russell Westbrook had 23 and Serge Ibaka added 20 as Oklahoma City pulled away late to beat the lowly Magic 117-104 on Friday. The Thunder (49-17) trail San Antonio by 1 1/2 games for the top seed in the West Conference.
"We just didn't play with the focus we needed,'' coach Scott Brooks said. "We missed too many free throws, layups and missed opportunities.''
While Oklahoma City won its seventh straight at home and trails only Miami and Denver for the league's best home record, it's been a different story on the road.
The Thunder claimed solid vict...