Thunder Will Go All Out To Win
By Randy Renner
Thunder head coach Scott Brooks won't rest any starters tonight against Detroit. Needing a win tonight over the Pistons (or a Clipper loss in Portland) Brooks told reporters moments ago he will put the regular starters out on the floor tonight.
"We're just focusing on winning the game," he said. "We're healthy now so everyone's available."
Brooks wouldn't say how far he would go with the starters but he may not have to go the distance with them. Pistons interim head coach John Loyer indicated he may rest some of his guys.
When asked who was not available tonight Loyer replied, "It's quite a list, I'll let you know a little later."
Earlier today Kevin Durant said the mission was pretty straight forward tonight, "Just win. Just win the game."
Durant will lead the NBA in both minutes played and scoring for the third year. He joins just Michael Jordan (three times) and Wilt Chamberlain (six times) as the only players who've done that.
The Thunder have beaten the Pistons nine straight games, five of those here in Oklahoma City, by a margin of 12.4 points.