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Thunder seek end of skid vs. Durant, Warriors

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Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors

  1. After winning eight straight games, the Thunder have now dropped four straight, losing to the Lakers 108-104 on Sunday. Oklahoma City has allowed its opponent to score 100 points or more in nine straight games, third-longest active streak in the NBA (Clippers 17, Warriors 10).
  2. The Warriors fell to the Nuggets in Denver, 115-108, for their second loss in three games. Golden State had won 14 straight road games but has now lost three of its past four on the road.
  3. The Thunder defeated the Warriors, 108-91, at Chesapeake Energy Arena when these teams met back on November 22. Golden State had 22 assists and 22 turnovers in that game, tied for its lowest assist-to-turnover ratio in a single game this season (25-to-25 versus Sacramento on February 2).
  4. Kevin Durant had 31 points on 12-for-16 shooting in the Warriors' loss to Denver on Saturday. Since joining the Warriors in 2016-17, Golden State is 21-4 (.840) when Durant scores 30 points or more.
  5. Russell Westbrook had seven turnovers on Sunday and now has 40 turnovers over his past seven games. This is the most turnovers in a seven-game span since LeBron James also had 40 turnovers from January 12-28, 2018.
  6. Draymond Green is averaging 1.26 steals, 1.35 blocks, and 7.3 assists this season. He has averaged at least seven assists, one steal, and one block each of the past three seasons. Only one other player in NBA history has had a streak of three straight seasons with these marks: LeBron James from 2007-08 to 2009-10.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder will seek to end a losing streak while the Golden State Warriors attempt to extend two impressive runs of their own when the Western Conference rivals meet Tuesday night.

The matchup will be the fifth since Kevin Durant left the Thunder after nine seasons to accept a free-agent offer from the Warriors in the summer of 2016.

Durant averaged 37.7 points in three straight wins over the Thunder last season, but then just 21 when the Warriors lost 108-91 at Oklahoma City in November.

Tuesday's head-to-head is the first since then. The Warriors have gone 6-0 this season when facing a team for the first time after losing the previous meeting.

Golden State also has gone 11-0 in the game following a defeat this year. The Warriors are coming off a 115-108 loss at Denver on Saturday night.

The Thunder also is coming off a loss. Four straight, in fact.

They fell 108-104 at home to the Los Angeles Lakers in a Super Bowl Sunday matchup, following losses to Washington, Denver and New Orleans in the previous five days.

Thunder star Russell Westbrook insisted after Sunday's game that his club can learn from its recent run of misfortune.

"Adversity is great," he claimed. "Me personally, I love adversity. It gives you an opportunity to bring your teammates together, bring everybody together and look forward to positive things.

"Throughout the season, there's going to be a lot of ups and downs, but we never flinch. That's one thing about this organization, about our team: We never flinch based on what's going on. We always stay together."

Westbrook has had his ups and down against the Warriors, losing seven straight meetings before contributing 34 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to the win earlier this season.

He's recorded two career triple-doubles against the Warriors, including one with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists last January. But he's also been harassed into 10 or more turnovers twice in the last four meetings.

Turnovers have been an issue for the Warriors this season. They had 25, one off their season-high, while barely escaping the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, then watched Draymond Green throw away a pass with 58 seconds to go at Denver with Golden State desperately needing a hoop, trailing by four.

One year after considering it a point of emphasis following a season in which they committed the ninth-most turnovers in the league (14.8 per game), the Warriors have actually gotten more careless, now ranking fourth-worst in the league at 15.8 per game.

"It's painfully obvious that our guys are mentally fried right now," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said shortly before the Warriors boarded a flight to Denver for an unenviable back-to-back. "It's our job just to get a win and move on."

While the Thunder will be opening a three-day, two-game California stretch on Tuesday, the Warriors will be tipping off a week-long, four-game homestand that includes visits from the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns.

Updated February 6, 2018

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