(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder look to make it three straight wins when they host the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night.
The Thunder have won two in a row after a two-game slide and recorded a 102-91 victory over the Pelicans in the first game of this home-and-home set.
Without Kevin Durant for the second straight game, Russell Westbrook tied a career-high with 45 points and added six assists and six rebounds to end Oklahoma City's four-game road losing streak.
"Just trying to find a way to keep us in the game and get us a win," Westbrook said.
The Thunder are 14-7 at home and will host the LA Clippers on Sunday.
Durant (toe) is probable for Friday night's game.
New Orleans struggled from the field in having its two-game winning streak halted. The Pelicans shot just 38.9 percent and made 7-of-25 shots from 3- point range.
Anthony Davis led the way for New Orleans with 23 points and eight rebounds, and Ryan Anderson netted 19 points.
The Pelicans had won six of their previous seven games and are 9-16 on the road.
New Orleans will start a three-game homestand Saturday versus Chicago.
The Pelicans won the season's first two matchups with OKC in December and had won the previous three games in this series.