Following an early slump, Westbrook returned to All-Star form, averaging 22.7 points, 7.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as he was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Durant ranks third in the league in scoring average and is the top forward in the conference in All-Star voting.
The duo has led Oklahoma City to the best record in the NBA and is one of just three teams averaging over 100 points per game, even with a starting lineup with only two true scoring threats.
Even with a young team, the Thunder make little mistakes, play excellent defense, rank second in the NBA in blocks per game and lead the league in free throw shooting percentage.
With three games on national television next week, Oklahoma City is proving small markets can be successful in the NBA.
Once again the Grizzlies are succeeding following an injury to a star forward. After an extended playoff run without Rudy Gay last season, Memphis remains one of the premier teams in the Western Conference even with Zach Randolph possibly being sidelined for the rest of the season.[polldaddy poll=5893389]
After sitting out for four games, Dirk Nowitzki returned Sunday in a win over San Antonio and will play in a rematch of the Western Conference Finals from a year ago. The Mavericks will now be without point guard Jason Kidd as he is expected to miss at least at week after straining his calf.[polldaddy poll=5893606]
With nine losses in their last 10 games and Carmelo Anthony still recovering from ankle and wrist injuries, the Knicks are in need of a spark early in the year. Of New York’s seven victories this season, only its win over Philadelphia came against a team with a winning record.[polldaddy poll=5893484]
Playing for the second time in a week, the Clippers won the opener as Chauncey Billups scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown to snap a six game win-streak for Denver. Despite the loss, the Nuggets have the second best record in the conference and have identical record of 7-3 at home and on the road.[polldaddy poll=5893495]
In what was supposed to be a showdown between two teams competing for the Atlantic Division crown, the showcase on Friday night features two teams seeking redemption. Even without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo in the lineup, Boston has won five of its last seven games, including its epic 27 point comeback against the Magic.[polldaddy poll=5893588]
Portland boasts a 9-1 record at the Rose Garden and are tied with Chicago for the second best home record in the league. The Trail Blazers have six players scoring in double figures each night and three players averaging at least seven rebounds per game.[polldaddy poll=5893601]
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