Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant continues turning heads

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: January 18, 2010 at 4:37 am •  Published: January 18, 2010
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record away from home.

After today’s game at Atlanta, the Thunder will travel to Minnesota for a Wednesday night game, followed by a game at Memphis on Friday and at Cleveland on Saturday.

"It’s against all tough teams,” Durant said. "It’s going to be a good test for us. But we’re looking forward to it. I think on the road we’re starting to focus in and lock in.”

SCOUTING ATLANTA
The Hawks enter today’s game third in the Eastern Conference and riding a three-game winning streak. Atlanta is 16-4 at home and ranks seventh in scoring at 103.1 points per game. The Hawks, who average 107.9 points inside Philips Arena, are 19-5 when scoring 100 points or more and just 8-8 when they fail to reach triple digits.

Five Hawks players average at least 10 points, led by Joe Johnson’s 21.2–point average. Versatile forward Josh Smith ranks fourth in blocked shots at 2.18 per game and 21st in total steals with 55.

QUOTABLE
"This is a very good team...If they keep it up the way they have been playing they will be right there at the end of the year.” — Miami guard Dwyane Wade.