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PHOENIX (AP) -- Thabo Sefolosha made a career-high 5 of 7 3-pointers and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Phoenix Suns for the second game in a row 97-69 on Sunday night.
The 28-point blowout followed a 127-96 Thunder romp over the Suns in Oklahoma City on Friday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points in 28 minutes in the Thunder's 10th straight victory over Phoenix, the longest active streak for any Suns opponent.
Sefolosha added 20 points, two shy of his career high. Kevin Durant scored 18, 11 below his NBA-leading season average (29.1), in limited duty in the Thunder's fourth straight win, none of them by fewer than a 21-point margin.
Markieff Morris was the only Phoenix player in double figures with 12.
Wesley Johnson's tip-in with 7.8 seconds to play prevented the Suns from setting a franchise scoring low, a mark that has stood for nearly 32 years. Phoenix scored 68 at Kansas City on March 8, 1981.
Durant was just 1 for 5 shooting in the first quarter b...
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The fine folks over at Foot Locker have put together some classic advertisements starring NBA players and this one starring Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pretty good.The advertisement stars Durant as a detective who tries help find someone causing a rash of vicious highlight dunks:
One of the perils that fans have to deal with when attending an NBA game is the possibility that they might be hit by the ball if they are sitting close to the action.During Sunday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/Phoenix Suns game, a female fan sitting courtside took a ball to the face after Kevin Durant accidentally deflected it:
Despite their recent struggles against the Thunder, the Suns appear eager for their last chance to avoid another season-series sweep at the hands of the reigning Western Conference champions.
After ending a rough trip Friday night by being blown out in Oklahoma City, the Suns return home looking to avoid a 10th consecutive loss to the surging Thunder on Sunday night.
With the February 21st trade deadline approaching, the Suns have been one of the more active teams around the league. It was reported over the weekend that the Suns are trying to trade for Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, and according to Arizona Republic, Phoenix has also shown interest in Utah’s Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward.
According to Paul Coro, Arizona Republic:
The Suns also...
PHOENIX Judging the impact of the Lindsey Hunter Experiment can be a bit tricky when recent evidence is limited to a pair of weekend dates with the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder.
The last of these events ended with the Phoenix Suns needing a Wes Johnson tip-dunk at 7.8 seconds remaining to avoid establishing a new single-game, franchise record for fewest points. The 1981 Suns once...
The Phoenix Suns are looking into a possible trade with the New York Knicks. The Suns would love to have Iman Shumpert, but the Knicks want appropriate compensation. Phoenix may not be able to provide that, but the two sides are continuing to talk. Adrain Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports says that the Suns did not previously know that Shumpert would be available in a trade. The...
The Suns have shown interest in Al Jefferson, Gordon Hayward and Iman Shumpert.
The Phoenix Suns are dangling Jared Dudley and potentially a future first-round pick in an attempt to pry Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks.
Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that "the Knicks
have so far shown no inclination to do such a deal." Nor should they.
Shumpert is a young talent on a team loaded with aging veterans. If the Knicks were...