Kevin Durant (28.9 PPG), the league's top scorer, and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be on the road at FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies have been relatively average this year, coming in with a 10-10 record. Entering the game with a 16-4 record, the Thunder have played exceptionally well this season. They have been hot as of late, winning nine out of their last 10. This game is scheduled to start at 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-OK and SportSouth.
After beating the Magic, 94-85, the Grizzlies look for another solid effort. Jon Leuer was a key piece, recording his first double-double on the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Thunder are coming off a win against the Hawks, 101-92. Kevin Durant was one of the key players, posting 30 points and 10 rebounds to claim his 10th double-double of the season.
Points might be at a premium when two of the league's elite defenses take the court. Memphis ranks fourth in the NBA in defensive efficiency (103.1), while Oklahoma City is first (98.2). It will also be a tale of two tempos, as the fast-paced Thunder are ranked fourth in possessions per game with the half-court-oriented Grizzlies at 30th.