The Thunder are so hot now they are actually closer to second place in the Western Conference (four games) than they are to eighth place (five and a half games). They've won five straight and nine of the last 10. They'll try to keep the streak alive in Philadelphia tonight playing a 76ers team that's lost four straight.
OKC will be without backup center Nerlens Noel. He rolled his ankle Saturday night in Cleveland when he stepped on the foot of a Cavs player. The The Thunder recalled center Justin Patton from the OKC Blue to help provide depth. In 21 games (20 starts) with the Blue, Patton is averaging 10.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.76 blocks in 27.2 minutes per contest.
The Creighton product has appeared in two games for the Thunder this season, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds in nine minutes of action.
More about tonight's game in today's Thunder Game Report...