OKC dominate the Suns to seal easy win with Westbrook shining.
The Oklahoma City Thunder moved to within a single win of holding the best record in the NBA, after a comfortable 97-69 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
Russell Westbrook led the charge with 24 points, with Thabo Sefolosha contributing 20 points of his own. It was a relatively quiet night for Kevin Durant who added 18 points as the Thunder rolled to an easy win.
The win keeps Scott Brooks’ team firmly behind the San Antonio Spurs in the hunt to top the Western Conference, with a clash against the Miami Heat to look forward on Thursday.
Similarly in recent games, having dominated so early the likes of Westbrook and Durant played just 28 minutes last night, with Brooks allowing them to rest up for tougher tests that are sure to arrive.
In contrast, the Suns struggled desperately with their offense as they only managed to reach 50 points with just 7:50 remaining in the game and narrowly avoided the fewest points in franchise history which stands at 68.
They scored 16,18 and 14 in the first three quarter before finally hitting the 20 points mark in the final 12 minutes. The stats will make for ugly reading for coach Lindsey Hunter, with Phoenix going for 30-of-91 and Markieff Morris top-scoring with just 12 points.
It doesn’t get much easier for the struggling Suns who now go on to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers, while the Thunder are at Utah to face the Jazz on Tuesday night.