THUNDER'S NEXT FIVE
MONDAY: vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — The Thunder has played at home every season on New Year's Eve, and it has yet to be conquered — 4-0 and counting.
WEDNESDAY: vs. Brooklyn, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — The Nets have a new home and some new players, but their same old frustrations remain. They lose too often.
FRIDAY: vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — Second and final meeting of the season against the Sixers, who might never see center Andrew Bynum play a game.
SUNDAY: at Toronto, Noon (FSOK) — Thunder owns the Raptors' first-round pick in 2013 if it falls between Nos. 4-14. OKC is just 4-3 all-time vs. Toronto.
JAN. 7: at Washington, 6 p.m. (FSOK) — First meeting of the season against the wallowing Wizards. Guard John Wall (knee) is practicing, but is out indefinitely.