Kevin Durant was asked after Tuesday's game at Brooklyn how he felt about his Thunder team.

"I feel really good about our team," he said before rattling off a string of reasons why.

"We're 19 games into a long season. But right now I like the group we have. Kevin Martin has come in and played well for us. Russell (Westbrook) is stepping his game up. (Kendrick Perkins) is doing a great job. Everybody is just filling in for what James (Harden) left off. And we have a great group of guys here, and we're just doing a great job of just playing together and playing defense. That's the key formula."

The winning formula, one very few probably saw coming following Harden's trade to Houston.

But the Thunder is 15-4 and rolling despite its infamous shake-up. Oklahoma City is on a season-high six-game winning streak and is now preparing to open a five-game home stand that could bump the Thunder to 20-4 if all goes according to plan.

"You want them all," said Eric Maynor. "But we're not looking at the streak. We're just looking to try to play good basketball every night and that's what we're doing right now."