Originally written December 31, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- With players such as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder never has to worry about trying to manufacture buckets late in games. The Phoenix Suns are not able to say the same thing. In their 114-96 loss to the Thunder Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Suns couldn't find a go-to play to counter the duo of Westbrook and Durant when they needed it the most. "It's a combination of we can't get stops and we can't score," Phoenix's Jared Dudley said. "They know exactly how they want to score, which plays they are going to run. We are still searching. In crunch time, they have two go-to guys, we are still trying to find one." Oklahoma City (24-6) enters the New Year with the second-best start in the franchises history. Only the 1993-94 Seattle SuperSonics had a better record after 30 games. "It was a great year for us as an organization and as a team," Westbrook said. "I'm p...
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