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Saturday, November 15th (All times eastern)

Oklahoma City Thunder (1-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-5), 7:00 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers will shoot for a season high three straight wins this evening, when they welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Wachovia Center.

After losing three in a row the Sixers have posted two consecutive victories, including Friday's 94-92 win over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. Second-year forward Thaddeus Young scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Philadelphia to consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Andre Miller scored 19 points and big man Elton Brand had 14 and 15 rebounds in a winning effort. Willie Green scored 14 points off the bench and Andre Iguodala ended with 10 points and 10 boards for the 76ers.

Oklahoma City is only 1-8 on the season and has dropped six in a row since the franchise's first win on November 2 versus Minnesota.

The Thunder dropped a 116-106 decision to the New York Knicks on Friday, as reigning Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant had 23 points to lead the way. Russell Westbrook chipped in 19 points and 10 boards off the bench while Robert Swift grabbed 13 rebounds in defeat.

Oklahoma City will close out a short two-game road trip in Philly and is 0-4 as the visitor this season. Thunder forward Chris Wilcox (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game.

The Sixers won both meetings with Seattle/Oklahoma City last year and have won four in a row overall in the series. Philadelphia is 3-0 in the past three matchups as the host.

11/15 10:30:51 ET


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