THUNDER FACES STACKED SCHEDULE
Tuesday night's showdown with Portland was only the start of a stacked schedule for the Thunder to end January.
In the month's last 11 days, OKC plays seven games, starting with the Spurs on Wednesday night, continuing with a back-to-back in Philadelphia and Boston this weekend and concluding with a road trip to Miami and Brooklyn.
But despite the strenuous slate, Brooks doesn't seemed worried about playing for his feature players.
“Our staff does a good job monitoring our guys' minutes, other than the game,” Brooks said. “Practice minutes, shootaround minutes, pregame minutes.”
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Durant has a career-long streak of eight straight 30-plus point games. The next longest this season in the NBA is four.
From here, the Thunder takes an overnight flight down to San Antonio for the second half of a tricky back-to-back. OKC is 2-0 against the Spurs this season, but both games came with Russell Westbrook. With a win, the Thunder would vault into first in the Western Conference.