Easy.

That's the quickest and simplest way for Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger to describe his best scoring stretch of the season.

Granger doesn't believe it's easy for him to score on his defender every time downcourt.

After experiencing his share of ups and downs this season trying to find an offensive rhythm, however, Granger has found his groove by playing within the system.

Granger is averaging 24.4 points over the past five games. The Pacers are 4-1 in those games.

Granger's scoring average isn't a surprise because he has put up good numbers for the past five seasons. The surprise is that he's shooting 55 percent from the field during this stretch.

"I know where I get my shots now," Granger said after scoring 20 points against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. "I don't take as many bad shots anymore. I don't have to because coach (Frank Vogel) is running plays to get me high-percentage shots."

Granger will be matched up against one of the league's best tonight when Most Valuable Player candidate Kevin Durant leads the Oklahoma City Thunder into Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Durant is second in the league in scoring at 27.6 points per game.

Granger's hot shooting is making the way he started the season an afterthought.