Oklahoma City has won eight in a row and 16 of its last 17 games.
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) -
Home or away, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a formidable foe.
They will be put to the test Saturday night when they visit the San Antonio Spurs in a battle of Western Conference powers and division leaders.
Oklahoma City has won eight in a row and 16 of its last 17 games, and pushed its unbeaten home record to 13-0 with Thursday's 107-95 victory versus the Chicago Bulls. Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer at 28.7 ppg, scored 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out six assists.
Stick a fork in Lakers, but not Kobe
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Kobe Bryant has been sidelined again by a serious leg injury and that leads to questions about the end, both for his Hall of Fame career and the Los Angeles Lakers season.
Let's answer them briefly.
First, no freaking chance at all Bryant goes out like this.
Secondly, no freaking chance on Earth the Lakers make the postseason.
Bryant is not the type of person to leave the sport on crutches. In the game where he suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, a win in Memphis on Tuesday, Bryant played almost seven minutes in the fourth quarter after he thought he hyperextended the knee.