Bargnani (21.9 ppg; 5.5 rpg) had 26 points and 12 rebounds in the previous meeting against OKC.
WEST VS. EAST
The Toronto contest will end the Thunder's seven-game stretch against nothing but Eastern Conference foes.
OKC is 22-6 against the East this season, which is the best record among all Western Conference teams. San Antonio is 21-6. Two years ago, the Thunder was 8-22 against the East.
The Thunder swept eight Eastern opponents this season (Charlotte, Washington, Detroit, Philadelphia, Indiana, New Jersey, Atlanta and Cleveland).
OKC is riding a season-best six-game winning streak and has won its last five games by a combined 85 points. … The Thunder has won each of the last five games by double-digits, which last happened 13 years ago. … The Thunder has held its last four opponents under 90 points and is 12-0 this season when doing so. … Since center Kendrick Perkins joined the starting lineup three games ago, opponents are averaging of 82.8 points and shooting 39.0 percent.