Oklahoma City’s record versus the Hornets in 2010-11: 3-1
Average score: 96.3 – 91.3
Kevin Durant’s average and shooting percentage: 29.0 ppg, 45.5 percent
Games against them in 2011-12: Four
How they match up: Maybe one of the most entertaining head-to-head matchups in the league is Chris Paul versus Russell Westbrook. Both are extremely feisty, emotional point guards and they don’t hold back one bit in going after each other. The Hornets rely so much on CP3 that in games where Westbrook played as well or better than Paul, Oklahoma City handled the Hornets. Because looking at the Hornets roster, there’s not a ton of help. The Thunder didn’t play them after the Perk trade but if anything, this current Thunder roster matches up much better with the Hornets than the old one.
David West may or may not be back in New Orleans but substituting Serge Ibaka for 40 minutes on West instead of Jeff Green is a major help. Keep Reading…