Oklahoma City 127, Phoenix 96

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 8, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #42 Eric Lewis, #73 Tre Maddox
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 27 23 20 26 96
Oklahoma City 33 22 36 36 127

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 17-34 12-12 5-22 L2
Oklahoma City 38-12 23-3 15-9 W3

Recap

Thunder 127, Suns 96: Kevin Durant scored 21 points and Thabo Sefolosha added a season-best 18 points as host Oklahoma City defeated Phoenix for the ninth straight time.

Kendrick Perkins scored a season-best 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Russell Westbrook also scored 17 points and Kevin Martin tallied 16 as the Thunder went 14-of-21 from 3-point range and improved to 23-3 at home.

Michael Beasley scored 25 points and Goran Dragic added 19 for the Suns, who fell to 5-22 on the road.

The Thunder led by five points at halftime but ripped off 21 straight points over a six-minute span of the third quarter to take an 81-55 advantage. The lead reached as many as 32 points in the final quarter and Oklahoma City shot 57.5 percent from the field.

The Thunder had a 10-point lead late in the first quarter but Phoenix rallied to tie the score at 50 on Luis Scola’s basket with 38 seconds left in the half. Oklahoma City scored the final five points of the half for a 55-50 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma City committed just eight turnovers and had 62 points in the paint. … The Suns received 66 points from their bench and just 30 from their starting five. … The two teams meet again Sunday in Phoenix when the Thunder look to complete a sweep of the four-game season series.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Oklahoma City
Michael Beasley 25 Scoring Kevin Durant 21
Goran Dragic 6 Assists Russell Westbrook 6
Michael Beasley 7 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 9
Sebastian Telfair 4 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 7
Michael Beasley 1 Steals Kevin Durant 2
Jermaine O'Neal 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 96 47.0 7-18 11-15 18 39 4 4 17
Oklahoma City 127 57.5 14-21 13-18 29 40 11 10 8

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Thunder have a W/L % of .711 after a win and .917 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.