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    Tuesday, December 4th (All times Eastern)

    Oklahoma City Thunder (14-4) at Brooklyn Nets (11-5), 7:30 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - Few teams have been able to slow down the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, but the Brooklyn Nets figure to offer one of the better challenges.

    The NBA's top-scoring club meets one of the league's best defending groups on Tuesday night as the streaking Thunder visit the Nets, owners of an impressive home winning streak.

    Oklahoma City is averaging 105.1 points per game, the most of any team in the league, and has topped 100 points in nine straight games. The Thunder are also 9-0 on the season when five or more players reach double figures, improving on both stats with Saturday's 100-79 win over the New Orleans Hornets.

    Kevin Durant had 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter, while Russell Westbrook had 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals in the Thunder's fifth straight win, which matches a season high.

    Kevin Martin ended with 19 points, Nick Collison added 12 and Kendrick Perkins chipped in 10 in the victory.

    "If you contest shots in this league you usually make the teams miss, and this is what we did tonight," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "We did a good job rebounding, and it was just a good offensive game and defensive game for us."

    Oklahoma City has outscored its opponents by an average of 25.0 points per game and has the league's highest scoring differential at 9.8 points.

    The Nets will look to challenge those numbers on Tuesday and are holding opponents to 91.1 points per game, ranked second-best in the NBA. They had yielded just 83.8 ppg over a five-game win streak, but had that run snapped with a 102-89 setback to the hosting Miami Heat.

    Brooklyn scored a season-low 30 points in the second half and played a second game in a row without starting center Brook Lopez because of a foot injury.

    "It was a tale of two halves. We just seemed to have worn down a little bit," said Nets coach Avery Johnson. "We made some mistakes that were kind of uncharacteristic of us. In the third quarter we turned the ball over too much and they capitalized on it."

    Andray Blatche stepped in for Lopez with a team-high 20 points along with eight rebounds, while Gerald Wallace had 13 points and a season-best nine rebounds. Deron Williams ended with 10 points and 12 assists in the setback.

    After wrapping a three-game road trip, the Nets play the first of four in a row at home on Tuesday. They have won six straight in Brooklyn and are 7-1 as the host in 2012-23, their best start at home since going 8-1 in 2002-03.

    However, the Nets have lost six straight to the Thunder since a 103-99 overtime victory at home on Jan. 12 2009.

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

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      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

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      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

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      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

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      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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