NBA: Suns win thriller against the Thunder
Kevin Durant accomplished a feat on Sunday night that not even Michael Jordan accomplished. Durant scored 38 points, resulting in the 41st straight game that he has scored at least 25 points. If that doesn’t automatically name Durant the league’s MVP this season, I am not quite sure what else can.
Durant’s big night was not enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder (55-21) as the Phoenix Suns (46-31) came away victorious with a 122-115 victory.
The Thunder had a 112-111 lead with 2:39 left in the fourth quarter, but the suns then went on a 10-0 lead to grab a 121-112 lead with just 20.7 seconds left. Durant hit a 3-pointer eight seconds later, the only OKC made shot in the last three and a half minutes.
The other half of the dynamic duo for Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, scored 33 points and added eight assists. The Thunder now only has a one game advantage over the Clippers for 2nd place in the West.
Goran Dragic scored 26 points, Gerald Green scored 24 points, and Eric Bledsoe dropped 18 points as the Suns shot a season-high 58.4%. The Suns improved to 20-0 on the season when shooting at least 50% from the field.
PJ Tucker scored a career high 22 points in a big victory for the Suns as they gained a game over the Memphis Grizzlies for the 8th seed in the Western Conference and are still just a half game behind the Mavericks for the 7th seed.
Phoenix has a tough stretch ahead however as they head out on a three-game road trip to New Orleans, San Antonio, and Dallas before returning home to play Memphis and then conclude their 2013-2014 regular season campaign in Sacramento.
The Suns will be back in action on Wednesday night when they take on the Pelicans at 5:00 p.m. PT in New Orleans.