The Philadelphia 76ers start a three-game swing through Oklahoma and Texas tonight as they face Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Sixers are expected to be without Andre Iguodala as he continues to suffer from an injury to his right Achilles tendon. That means rookie Evan Turner will get his second career start after posting a double-double in filling in for Iguodala in the Sixers 106-96 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
The Thunder, who many had pegged as a team that could be one of the NBA's elite this season have started off slow losing three of their last four games. They're just 3-3 overall and have struggled defensively this year giving up 104 points per game so far. Kevin Durant however, has pretty much been as advertised averaging almost 28 PPG (good for 2nd in the NBA) and seven boards.
The Thunder will be without second leading scorer Jeff Green tonight as he works to get over a sprained left ankle. For the Sixers, Jason Kapono won't play for "personal reasons."