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Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City.
When: Sunday February 9, 18:00 GMT
The struggling New York Knicks head to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Sunday, with Kevin Durant and Co. dominant at home so far this season.
Durant and Carmelo Anthony have combined to win the last four regular-season scoring titles between them, and the All-Star forwards are ready to go head-to-head.
With Russell Westbrook still sidelined with injury, Durant is averaging a league-best 31.0 points and 7.6 assists over his last eight contests.
The Thunder are now 17-7 since Westbrook last played, which was in the Christmas Day meeting between these two in which Durant scored 29 points while Anthony was absent with an ankle sprain.
However, arguably this summer’s biggest free agent had 36 points and 12 rebounds in the Knicks’ win on their last trip to Oklahoma City on April 7 last year, although given the hosts have won their last eight straight games at home, it will be particularly difficult to produce a repeat performance.
The Knicks (20-30) ended a three-game losing streak with a rout of the Denver Nuggets on Friday, although they will need to pay attention to more than just Durant’s scoring, with the likes of Serge Ibaka and Reggie Jackson proving that they can step up to help him and contribute.
Meanwhile, they have shown in recent outings that they are more than just a one-man show with J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Amar’e Stoudemire all giving coach Mike Woodson options and depth on the bench.