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Thursday, January 2nd (All times Eastern)

Brooklyn Nets (10-21) at Oklahoma City Thunder (25-6), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to get back into the win column on Thursday night when they welcome the Brooklyn Nets to Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Thunder had a three-game winning streak erased on Tuesday night when the Portland Trail Blazers came to Oklahoma City and left with a 98-94 victory. It was the Thunder's second home loss in their last three and only their second home loss of the season.

The battle of two of the NBA's best once again went to Portland, which knocked off the Thunder at home on Dec. 4.

"If we would have won this basketball game we wouldn't have came in here celebrating like we won the championship," said OKC forward Kevin Durant. "So we're not going to hang our heads because we lost."

Durant, the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week, scored a game-high 37 points, however, just one in the fourth quarter, to go along with 14 rebounds for the Thunder.

Serge Ibaka had 17 points and three blocks, while Reggie Jackson netted 12 points with seven rebounds and six assists in the loss.

The Thunder still share the best record in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers and have gone 20-3 since Nov. 16.

The Nets have lost six of their last seven and four straight on the road. While they have to be considered one of the league's biggest disappointments this season, they will mercifully end a brutal road trip which saw losses to the Pacers and San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs crushed the Nets, 113-92, at the AT&T Center on Tuesday. San Antonio led by 30 heading into the final frame before easing up a bit on a broken down Brooklyn squad.

"It's embarrassing," said Paul Pierce, who had 13 points in the loss. "I don't know if I've been a part of this many blowouts in one season. At some point, we better have our pride."

Mason Plumlee and Shaun Livingston shared high-scorer honors for the Nets with 15 apiece. Pierce and Alan Anderson both had 13 points and Mirza Teletovic finished with 12.

Andrei Kirilenko returned to the lineup for the first time since Nov. 8. The Russian bench player had a back issue and managed four points in 10 minutes on Tuesday.

The Nets head home for four straight after Thursday's game.

The Thunder have won seven of the last eight encounters with the Nets and are 10-3 at home in the last 13 of this series.

01/02 10:32:12 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
2nd
CHA 36
LAC 38
 
2nd
CHA 36
LAC 38
 
2nd
CLE 37
ORL 23
 
2nd
PHI 32
POR 35
 
1st
TOR 8
PHO 10
 
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HOU
NYK
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DAL
IND
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
CHI
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
Final
WEBER 59
NEV 56
Final
FRES 52
EVAN 58
Final
KYST 88
PURD 79
Final
LSU 61
CLEM 64
Final
ALCOR 95
DILL 73
 
Final
CHIST 46
UGST 69
Final
DET 69
MDES 55
 
Final
ARZ 72
MIZZ 53
 
Final
INDST 61
PEAY 57
 
2nd
FLGC 48
MAR 33
 
2nd
LALAF 45
UWMIL 44
 
2nd
ODU 38
GWEBB 29
 
1st
MD 37
ARST 39
 
1st
TOL 33
BUCK 10
 
Half
JMU 39
COL 34
 
1st
WINT 27
ETST 24
 
1st
GSOUT 30
FIU 26
 
1st
BST 34
GRAM 22
 
1st
APP 35
HAMP 28
 
Half
MAST 49
JVU 29
 
Half
XAV 52
MURST 32
 
1st
WAKE 46
NICST 18
 
1st
MSU 38
SCU 14
 
1st
LOU 32
SAV 3
 
Half
TENT 32
SELA 29
 
1st
VCU 21
VILL 23
 
Half
OU 30
WCU 42
 
1st
IND 17
EWASH 9
 
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ILL
BRO
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MSST
CLAYST
 
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BEL
LIP
 
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TCU
MVSU
 
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IOWA
PEPP
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MEM
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KU
RIDE
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BAY
STEPH
 
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INCWORD
A
 
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OREG
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SDU
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PORST
SIUE
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AUB
TULSA
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SDST
BYU
1st Intermission
NYI 0
PHI 0
 
1st
BOS 0
PIT 1
 
1st
FLA 0
MIN 0
 
1st
DET 0
OTT 0
 
2nd
BUF 7
NYJ 3
 
8:30pm Tonight
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