Thunder take winning streak into Minneapolis

20 December 2012 12:56:34 EST

A night after defeating the Atlanta Hawks for their 12th consecutive victory, the Oklahoma City Thunder head to the Target Center in Minneapolis to play the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Superstar Kevin Durant led the way with 41 points and Russell Westbrook chipped in with a further 27 in a game that confirmed the best and worst about the Western Conference leaders.

Durant and Westbrook continue to be the finest scoring tandem in the league and have carried the Thunder to a 21-4 record, some seven-and-a-half games ahead of the surging Denver Nuggets in the Northwest Division.

However, no other Oklahoma City player was in double figures and that lack of versatility is going to catch up with the Thunder in inopportune moments.

Back-to-back games, combined with travel and the return of Timberwolves Ricky Rubio, after the point guard did not play against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, may well be one of those moments.

The Thunder are 7500/1 to win this season's NBA Championship while the Heat can be backed at 3/4.

Out on the West Coast, the Portland Trail Blazers host the Denver Nuggets at the Rose Garden. Both sides come into the game having won three in a row including mutual victories over the San Antonio Spurs.

Now 6-3 in the month of December, the Nuggets continue to battle with the Timberwolves and Utah Jazz in the Division as the three sides remain within a half-game of each other.

Portland's winning streak has brought them to within a game of .500, but this continues to be a rebuilding year for the cellar-dwellers.

Don't forget, you can earn up to 50% more on your NBA pre-game parlays with bet365's fantastic 50% Parlay Bonus.

View all Basketball lines

By accessing, continuing to use or navigating throughout this site you accept that we will use certain browser cookies to improve your customer experience with us. bet365 only uses cookies which will improve your experience with us and will not interfere with your privacy. Please refer to our Cookies Policy for further information on our use of cookies and how you can disable or manage their use should you wish.
Registered Office Hillside (Sports) LP (registration number 118), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place, 2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
Hillside (Sports) LP is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner (RGL number 075).
© 2001-2017 bet365. All rights reserved.