Thunder & Nets battle tonight for NBA's best January record

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Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Brooklyn tonight as they look to continue their hot streak against the Nets, with Kevin Durant guaranteed to play a huge role.

Durant has scored 30 points or more in his last 12 games, and his performances have made the Thunder the NBA's form team.

Thunder will be hosted by a Brooklyn side tonight who are equally in a rich vein of form. The Nets have only lost two games this month as both teams battle it out for the best January record. 

KD showed his dominance again Wednesday in Oklahoma comfortable victory over NBA Championships Miami Heat, and he will look to lead his side again tonight.

"I've scored points before in this league, it's not like this is totally new to me. But this long of a stretch of 30 points, I guess, is different for me," Durant told, averaging 38.0 points during his 12-game tear.

"I'm just trying to do whatever my team needs, night in and night out, to figure out what we need to do to win a basketball game."  

The Western Conference leaders have surpassed 100 points in every game of their nine-game winning-streak, averaging 109.1 while shooting 51.3 percent. They've been no lower than that percentage in five consecutive games, including four on the road victories.

Even though key Thunder player Russell Westbrook continues to be out injured, Durant added that he is developing a deep trust with his team-mates.

"I trust in my teammates a lot more," Durant said. "No matter what happens, keep having faith in those guys."


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