Oklahoma City 107, Phoenix 97

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #42 Eric Lewis, #73 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 22 24 21 30 97
Oklahoma City 27 33 29 18 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 1-3 0-2 1-1 L1
Oklahoma City 5-0 3-0 2-0 W5

Recap

Russell Westbrook scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated with a 107-97 win over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
 
Kevin Durant, who came into the game as the NBA's second-leading scorer (31.3) was held to 12 points. It hardly mattered as the Thunder (5-0) placed six players in double figures and never trailed. Durant played only 26 minutes, thanks to Oklahoma City's big lead in the second half.
 
Westbrook shot 33 percent in the first four games, hit 8-of-14 from the field and had four assists.
 
Hakim Warrick and Markieff Morris scored 15 points apiece for Phoenix (1-3).
 
Oklahoma City's previous three wins came by a total of nine points, but Saturday's game was never in doubt. 

Phoenix cut the lead to 23-22 late in the first quarter, but Oklahoma City pulled away. Daequan Cook's 3-pointer gave the Thunder a 54-35 lead with 4:24 remaining before halftime.
 
Oklahoma City scored a season-high 60 points in the first half. The Thunder have won four straight and five of six against the Suns.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Oklahoma City
Markieff Morris 15 Scoring Russell Westbrook 18
Steve Nash 6 Assists James Harden 8
Marcin Gortat 6 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 8
Hakim Warrick 5 Free Throws Made James Harden 8
Marcin Gortat 4 Steals Kevin Durant 2
Marcin Gortat 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 97 39.8 8-26 19-23 19 37 7 9 12
Oklahoma City 107 53.2 9-22 16-18 25 45 6 9 21

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Thunder have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Suns have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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