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Friday, November 8th (All times Eastern)

Oklahoma City Thunder (3-1) at Detroit Pistons (2-2), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder shoot for a third straight win Friday when they visit the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Thunder have won two in a row since getting star guard Russell Westbrook back from offseason knee surgery and recorded a 107-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists, while Westbrook posted 22 points.

Serge Ibaka had his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, who shot a sizzling 54.4 percent for the game and had 23 points off 21 Dallas turnovers. OKC had a 17-point lead at one point and the Mavs never got closer than eight points.

"We did a lot of things we were hoping to accomplish tonight, make some shots was one," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said after his team improved to 3-1. "And I thought the defense was good throughout the game against a very good offensive team."

The Thunder outscored Dallas 54-42 in the paint and 27-15 in fast-break points. They also handed out a season-best 28 assists.

Detroit will wrap up a three-game homestand (1-1) Friday and looks to rebound from Tuesday's 99-91 loss to the unbeaten Indiana Pacers.

Brandon Jennings, in his second game with the Pistons, led the team with 17 points and six assists. Josh Smith added 16 points and seven rebounds and Greg Monroe scored 14 and grabbed 10 boards for Detroit, which trailed 29-14 after 12 minutes and was outscored 17-5 to start the third quarter.

The Pistons cut the deficit to four (76-72) with 9:19 remaining, but Indiana responded with a 18-3 run to go up by a game-high 19 points (94-75).

"I wouldn't say (I'm) pleased. You're never pleased if you lose the game, number one, and number two, I thought they were aggressive," said Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks. "They got to the penalty. We didn't get to the penalty. I think those are huge differences in the game. They make shots to get to the penalty and make a few foul shots here and there. It paid dividends for them."

Andre Drummond recorded his 500th career rebound and 100th career block in a losing effort. Drummond, who had six points and nine boards, is part of an interior squad that leads the NBA in points in the paint (53.0 ppg).

After Friday's game versus the Thunder, the Pistons will travel west for a four-game trek against Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Detroit lost both meetings with Oklahoma City last season and is winless in the past eight matchups between the clubs. The Thunder have won their last three games at The Palace, but are just 4-10 there in the past 14.

11/08 10:36:22 ET

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Schedule

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Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State «109Final | Box
LA Clippers105
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Golden State leads series, 1-0.
Atlanta743rd Qtr 3:58 | Box
Indiana58ESPN, YES, TSN
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, SportSouth
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
13th
NOR 0
DUR 1
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
Final
OAK 4
HOU 3
5th
PIT 6
MIL 5
 
6th
NYM 1
ATL 3
 
5th
TAM 6
NYY 1
 
6th
MIA 3
SEA 0
 
3rd
TEX 1
CWS 1
 
3rd
LOS 0
ARI 4
 
3rd
COL 0
PHI 0
 
1st
SDP 0
SFG 0
 
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
Final
LAC 105
GSW 109
3rd
IND 58
ATL 71
 
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 2
 
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
13th
NOR 0
DUR 1