The Phoenix Suns entered Sunday night with a win over the Trail-Blazers, that helped them sneak into the 8th seed in the very wild, wild west. Hosting the Thunder, the Suns knew they had playoff chances riding on this win, and had a chance to slow down the sizzling hot MVP candidate, Kevin Durant.
Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook had 19 points in the first half, it was a close game, with a roller coaster score for both teams. 62-53 at halftime the Suns had one up on the Thunder, finishing the half strong outscoring Oklahoma in both quarters, 25 and 34. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook stepped it up when needed, no surprise there. Westbrook helped score in 33 points, however, fouling out late in the fourth. The story was really Kevin Durant, who not only scored 38, but notched 41 games scoring 25 or more. Kevin Durant joins the elite class of three NBA Hall Of Famers, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, and, Michael Jordan. Durant could sooner or later come close or break the record that Wilt carries, Chamberlain scored 25 or more in all 80 games in 1961-62.
Including a nice scoring run by Gerald Green, who finished with 24, it was P.J. Tucker who carried the Suns to victory, with 22 points seven rebounds and three assists. Including a hustle steal from Derrick Fisher late in the fourth, this steal happened while Fisher fouled Tucker. Phoenix Suns go on to win, 122-115.
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