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.