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The Oklahoma City Thunder have tied their longest winning streak of the season following another impressive victory at home against the Houston Rockets last night, 117-105. That was their fourth consecutive win as they continued their hot shooting from the field and from the free throw line.

On a night where he was named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year for his efforts in leading the U.S. to winning the gold medal in this summer's world championships, Kevin Durant scored a game high 32 points on 12-18 shooting from the field as well as a perfect 6-6 from the line. He added 7 rebounds and 4 assists, and even his foul trouble in the third quarter could not derail the Thunder's chance at their fourth straight victory. 

The Rockets came into this game with a reputation for playing solid defense, much like the Thunder. But on this night, Oklahoma City found many holes in Houston's defense on their way to shooting a season high 57.7 percent from the field as well as 7-11 from behind the three point line. Great ball movement led to the open three's as well as seeing five players finish the game with at least four assists. They also had little difficulty driving to the basket to create free throw opportunities, which they continue to convert at a record setting pace. Last night was no different, as the Thunder connected on 28-29 foul shots.

Over the span of this four game winning streak, the Thunder have averaged almost 108 points per game while shooting just over 53 percent from the field, while holding opponents to just over 94 points per game on around 42 percent shooting. You don't have to look much further than those numbers to realize that this team can be extremely dangerous when they are healthy and playing Thunder basketball.

The Thunder got plenty of help offensively last night. Jeff Green chipped in with 21 points on 6-12 shooting to go along with 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Russell Westbrook continued his All-Star season with 17 points and 5 assists, while Thabo Sefolosha had one of his best games of the season with 15 points and 9 rebounds. James Harden continues his quest for Sixth Man of the Year, as he dropped 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assist coming off the bench.

The Thunder have two more games at home before traveling east for a brief two game road trip. They will next host the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. In case you are wondering, the Kings are just 5-18 on the season. Looks as if things do get a little easier before they become more challenging.

* Make sure to follow Kelley on Twitter @RobKelley24 
 

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