Suns Scorch Nets To Down Thunder
The Phoenix Suns shot 58 percent from the field and had three players score 22 or more points in a 122-115 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Suns hit 11 3-pointers as a team, and were led by Goran Dragic’s 26 points.
Former OSU commitment Gerald Green, who never played for the Cowboys, had 24 points and hit five 3-pointers, while former Texas Longhorn P.J. Tucker added a career high 22 points and hit four 3-pointers.
The Suns led by double digits in the second quarter and were up nine at halftime, before OKC rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter.
The Thunder could not stop the Phoenix offense, though, down the stretch, and suffered their second straight loss on their four-game road trip.
Kevin Durant led OKC with 38 points, his 41st straight game of scoring at least 25 points, passing Michael Jordan’s mark of 40 for the third longest streak in NBA history.
Russell Westbrook played well, scoring 33 points and dishing out 8 assists.
Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka were the only other Thunder players in double figure scoring with 11 points apiece.
OKC drops to 55-21 on the season, and is now just one game ahead of the L.A. Clippers for the second spot in the Western Conference standings.
The Thunder play at Sacramento on Tuesday night at 9:00 central time.