Sixers at Thunder 8 p.m., CSN
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
The Sixers pushed Oklahoma City to its limit on Nov. 24 at Wells Fargo Center but couldnt complete the win. The Sixers missed their last two shots in the fourth quarter, either of which could have won the game, and then watched OKC go 4-for-4 on three-pointers in overtime after the Thunder went 2-for-17 in regulation.
The result was a 116-109 overtime win for Oklahoma City. Thaddeus Young had a season-high 29 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
Sixers: 15-18 (third in Atlantic Division, eighth in Eastern Conference)
Thunder: 24-7 (first in Northwest Division, first in Western Conference)
The Sixers followed an exhilarating win at Staples Center over the Lakers on Tuesday with a disappointing loss to the Suns the next night. Jrue Holiday had his second career triple-double against Phoenix, with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but the Sixers were outrebounded, committed 16 turnovers and got to the foul line just 12 times.
The Thunder on Wednesday lost for the third time in six games, falling to the Nets, 110-93, to end their 12-game winning streak at home.
The Sixers have lost seven straight meetings with the Thunder. Two of the last three games have gone to overtime.
Durant & Westbrook
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have played eight games apiece against the Sixers. Durant has averaged 26.4 points and 7.0 rebounds against them and Westbrook has averaged 18.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 9.4 assists, though hes shot just 41 percent.
Sixers: Andrew Bynum (bilateral knee bone bruises) is out indefinitely.
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