Two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant already has said he has no interest in sacrificing team play for a third scoring title.
Just in case Kobe Bryant (28.1 ppg) sits out the remainder of the regular season with a sore shin and circumstances cause Durant (27.8) to have a change of heart, Durant would have to average 32.8 points over the final four games to surpass Bryant for the title.
A limited number of single-game tickets for the Thunder's first two home playoff games will go on sale via THUNDER.NBA.COM at 10 a.m. next Friday.
As usual, fans can visit the Thunder TicketExchange site at the same website for the safest, most secure place to purchase authentic tickets from other fans at teamexchange.ticketmaster.com.
Two nights after shooting just 62.1 percent (18 for 29) from the free-throw line in a 92-77 road loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Thunder shot 91.2 percent (31 for 34) from the line at the Phoenix Suns, that included shooting 95.2 percent (20 for 21) in the second half. ... Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is shooting 40.0 percent from the field in April after shooting 49.2 percent from the floor in March. He is at 46.2 percent for the season. … The six league leaders in field-goal percentage are all centers. If Thunder forward Nick Collison (.605) had enough attempts, he would rank second behind Tyson Chandler (.681).
The Thunder had a noon practice in Sacramento on Thursday in preparation for Friday's 9 p.m. contest against the Kings at Power Balance Pavilion. OKC closes out it five-game road trip with a 2:30 p.m. contest Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Thunder closes out the regular season with a back-to-back at home against Sacramento on Tuesday and Denver on Wednesday. Both games start at 7 p.m.
Phoenix forward Jared Dudley on the Thunder: “They're very explosive. They can attack the rim. They get to the free throw line. Any time they shoot a lot of free throws, they're going to win the game. That's just how they play.”