The Oklahoma City Thunder will look for their 60th win tonight and to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference as the Sacramento Kings come to town.
With two games left in the regular season at home, the Thunder need to win just one of them to ensure the top seed in the conference. They are currently a game ahead of the San Antonio Spurs for that top spot.
The Kings shouldn’t pose much of a threat tonight, especially this late in the season when teams in their situation are usually better off losing to gain a higher draft pick.
The Thunder beat the Kings twice already this season by 10 points each time.
Still on the line is Kevin Durant’s chase to become the third player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring four straight seasons. Durant is currently averaging 28.1 points per game while Carmelo Anthony is leading the league averaging 28.7 per game.
It would take a huge scoring night with Durant probably needing to go for 50 or close to it in one of these last two games to catch Anthony.
More impressively though is Durant on pace to become just the seventh player in NBA history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 90 percent from the free throw line.
Kevin Martin’s status tonight is uncertain. He missed the Thunder’s last game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers with back spasms. Kendrick Perkins also missed the game and may not play tonight either.
The Kings have been scoring at an unbelievable clip of late so the Thunder won’t be able to sleepwalk their way to victory. They will have to score a lot and the Kings won’t make that too difficult for them.
The game will tip at 8 p.m. EST.