Both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook registered double-doubles Sunday night as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Phoenix Suns via a 124-103 blowout. Durant top-scored with 32 points and added 11 rebounds and 3 steals while Westbrook had 21 points, 13 assists and 4 steals as the most prolific duo in the league led the Thunder to their fourth victory of the season and snapped a three-game slide for OKC.
The Suns tried to hang around with the Thunder and trailed by just six points, 54-60 at the end of the first half. Halfway into the third quarter, OKC unleashed a 10-3 run to gain a double-digit advantage and they never looked back on the way to the easy blowout win.
Off the bench, OKC got a huge lift from Enes Kanter, who had 21 points and 7 rebounds and Dion Waiters, who finished with 19 points on an efficient 6-of-9 shooting including 2-of-3 from behind the arc.
The Suns couldn’t get their offense going on this one except for Eric Bledsoe who posted his own double-double of 28 points and 11 assists. However, Phoenix’s other starters struggled scoring with Brandon Knight missing 8-of-14 shots and turning the ball over eight times and veteran Tyson Chandler settling for a single point after missing all three shots from the field. Markieff Morris added 19 points on 7-of-20 shooting for Phoenix.
The Thunder won their first three games to open the season but had close losses to the Houston Rockets (110-105), Toronto Raptors (103-98) and Chicago Bulls (104-98) before the win against the Suns. OKC travels to Washington to take on John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Wizards Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Suns will try to avoid a three-game slide when they host the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday.