Durant, Thunder Could Have Big Night

Casey Womack@caseywomackCorrespondent INovember 28, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY - OCTOBER 29:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches a free throw against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Ford Center on October 29, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Bucks defeated the Thunder 98-87.  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 Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The Thunder finally gets a game on national television. 

I'm really excited to watch this game because I finally get a chance to watch a full game of Brandon Jennings go up against quality defenders.

The Bucks have easily had the easiest schedule this year only paying three teams with a .500+ winning percentage.

I'm looking for Kevin Durant to absolutely shred the Bucks tonight.  They have nobody to match up against him. 

He will be able to get open looks from the perimeter and will be able to drive to the basket with Krstic being able to stretch out the defense.

Russell Westbrook versus Brandon Jennings is easily the most interesting match up of tonight's game.

They are both athletic and very quick. 

However, I have to get the nod to Westbrook because he is a quality defender that Jennings hasn't seen all year. Plus, Westbrook has one more year of experience and knowledge that Jennings doesn't have yet.

Plus, Jennings will also see possessions where he will be going up against Thabo Sefolosha and he will have a tough time getting any points at all against him. 

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Sefolosha is quickly becoming the top defender in the league and will have another key match up tonight. 

And let's be honest, if Sefolosha can contain players like Kobe and D-Wade, he'll for sure lock up Jennings tonight.

The only match up the Bucks have a favor in would have to be the bench.  The Thunder have signed waivers with Ryan Bowen. 

Also, Sean Livingston, Kevin Ollie, and Kyle Weaver are all hurt which puts a damper on the back court.

However, James Harden could easily play the point guard position with his on-court IQ while Westbrook can catch his breath.

The Bucks will have a tough go tonight against a prime defensive team.

Also, they will have to play in one of the loudest arenas in the NBA.

My Pick : 107-91 Thunder


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