Oklahoma City 115, Phoenix 104

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #48 Scott Foster, #79 Kevin Scott
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 34 30 24 16 104
Oklahoma City 25 33 26 31 115

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 17-21 10-9 7-12 L1
Oklahoma City 31-8 17-1 14-7 W2

Recap

THUNDER 115: SUNS 104: James Harden scored a career-high 30 points and Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 10 assists as Oklahoma City rallied past Phoenix for its 14th consecutive home victory.

The Thunder trailed throughout and were down by as many as 16 in the third quarter until closing with a 16-2 run to get to 88-84 entering the fourth quarter. They went ahead 91-90 on Kevin Durant's layup with 9:10 remaining and never relinquished the lead.

Durant scored 30 and Serge Ibaka had 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in the triumph. Not surprisingly, the Thunder tracked the Suns down on the fast break, outscoring them 31-14.

Marcin Gortat had had 28 points and 11 rebounds as all five Phoenix starters plus Shannon Brown scored in double figures. The Suns still lost for the fifth consecutive time to the Thunder.

Steve Nash had 12 points and 13 assists, Jared Dudley had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Channing Frye had 13 points and eight boards.

Both teams struggled on 3-pointers. Oklahoma City was 8 of 26 and Phoenix went 3 of 19. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: During their 5-1 homestand, the Suns averaged 98.5 points and allowed 90.8 points. ... The longest home winning streak in Oklahoma City franchise history is 17 in 1994-95 when the team was in Seattle. ...Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton was at the game and is a Thunder fan.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Oklahoma City
Marcin Gortat 28 Scoring Russell Westbrook 31
Steve Nash 13 Assists Russell Westbrook 10
Jared Dudley 11 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 20
Marcin Gortat 10 Free Throws Made James Harden 10
Jared Dudley 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 4
Marcin Gortat 3 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 104 45.2 3-19 25-34 28 48 7 4 18
Oklahoma City 115 44.0 8-26 27-32 18 44 10 11 15

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Thunder have a W/L % of .774 after a win and .875 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Suns have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .476 after a loss.
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