The Oklahoma City Thunder are the highest-scoring team in the NBA, but it's defense that has keyed their latest winning streak.
Now they'll look to continue their domination of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are in the midst of one of their best offensive stretches of the season.
The visiting Thunder go for their 15th win in 16 meetings with the Timberwolves on Friday night.
Oklahoma City (53-19) has closed to within 1 12 games of San Antonio for the Western Conference lead thanks in part to its play at the defensive end, as it's held four straight opponents to 90 or fewer points. The Thunder, scoring a league-high 106.2 per game, have only averaged 101.0 during a three-game winning streak.
Oklahoma City limited Washington to 32.1 percent shooting in a 103-80 home win Wednesday. The Thunder have given up 84.0 points - 12.8 below their average - and 38.0 percent shooting in the three consecutive victories.
The defensive effort has allowed Oklahoma City hold a 42-24 advantage on fast...