Oklahoma City 114, Phoenix 96

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 31, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #54 Nick Buchert, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 28 25 25 18 96
Oklahoma City 32 22 30 30 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 11-21 9-7 2-14 L6
Oklahoma City 24-6 16-2 8-4 W3

Recap


Thunder 114, Suns 96: Kevin Durant had a game-high 30 points and Russell Westbrook overcame a cut over his right eye to score 12 of his 24 in the third quarter as Oklahoma City pulled away from Phoenix for its 12th consecutive home victory.

Serge Ibaka had 16 points and Thabo Sefolosha added 14 for the Thunder, who have defeated the Suns in seven straight meetings.

Luis Scola followed his season-high 33-point performance versus Minnesota by scoring 14 of his 24 points during the third quarter. Goran Dragic added 16 points and eight assists for Phoenix, which has dropped six in a row and nine straight on the road.

Nursing a 54-53 halftime advantage, Oklahoma City stormed out of the locker room by scoring the first 12 points of the third quarter. Durant ignited the surge with a jumper and joined Sefolosha with four points as the Thunder held strong while Westbrook received stitches.

Markieff Morris scored his team's first five points in the fourth quarter to bring Phoenix within two at 85-83. Nick Collison answered by making two quick buckets and setting up Sefolosha for a 3-pointer as Oklahoma City regained a seven-point cushion midway through the session.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Despite being plagued by back spasms, Suns C Jermaine O'Neal had 12 points in 17 minutes. ... Phoenix previously lost nine road contests in a row from Feb. 17-March 13, 1988. ... Oklahoma City improved to 20-0 when entering the fourth quarter with a lead.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Oklahoma City
Luis Scola 24 Scoring Kevin Durant 30
Goran Dragic 8 Assists Russell Westbrook 9
Marcin Gortat 10 Rebounds Nick Collison 9
Goran Dragic 4 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 9
Shannon Brown 1 Steals Kevin Durant 2
Goran Dragic 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 96 47.4 8-24 14-17 19 41 3 3 15
Oklahoma City 114 50.6 5-15 21-24 23 43 7 6 5

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Thunder have a W/L % of .792 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Suns have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .300 after a loss.