Durant, Thunder Look to Ride Wave Against Clippers

Casey WomackCorrespondent INovember 15, 2009

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 11: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a shot over Marcus Camby #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers on November 11, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.    NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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After a great win against the Spurs, the Thunder return to the Ford Center to take on the Clippers.

After the team's best start in five years, the Thunder look to gain their sixth win.  And hey, maybe it's early, but they could also move up to the sixth seed in the playoff standings.

"It feels really good," Durant said of the team's start. "If we continue to work like this, you never know what'll happen."

Russell Westbrook will try to have another stellar performance after having zero turnovers with 11 assists against San Antonio. Also, hopefully trying to have a convincing outing after having less then average play last week against the Clippers.

The Clippers big men are not great defensively outside the paint, so Krstic could easily reach double figures tonight if he can hit his mid-range jumpers.

If Krstic can hit, Westbrook stat sheet could be fantastic again since Krstic is responsible for about 60 percent of Westbrook's dishes.

Jeff Green will have a tough match-up tonight being out-sized so he'll have to depend on his perimeter shooting to help contribute tonight. Defensively, he is getting better every game and actually helped Westbrook guarding Parker and Ginobli. 

The Thunder held the Clippers to a season-low 35.9 percent shooting during their last game for their second consecutive victory over Los Angeles after losing four in a row in the series.

The Clippers might be without second-year star Eric Gordon with a groin injury.  He's averaging 18.9 points but has missed the past three contests.

Tip off is at the Ford Center at 6:00 CST. Bring two cans of food and get a free ticket to a future game.