Posted February 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Despite their recent struggles versus Oklahoma City, the Phoenix 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 by being blown out in Oklahoma, the Suns look to avoid a 10th consecutive defeat to the surging Thunder on Sunday night. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook carried a relatively light load in Oklahoma City's 127-96 win over Phoenix (17-34) on Friday. Since losing four of seven, the Thunder (38-12) have shot 51.7 percent and averaged 119.3 points while beating Dallas, Golden State and the Suns by a combined 73 during a three-game homestand. Durant and Westbrook did not play in the fourth quarter in any of those three contests. Thabo Sefolosha scored a season-high 18 points Friday as Oklahoma City recorded its best home shooting night of the season - 57.5 percent - while posting its highest point total of 2012-13. "They have a really high-level team...
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