Suns Defeat Thunder in OT Showdown


It was one of those rare games for the Suns Thursday night. A nail-bitter actually went their way.

The Phoenix Suns put a halt to Oklahoma City’s win streak, defeating the Thunder 117-113 at U.S. Airways Center in overtime.

Wearing their new, alternate”Rising Phoenix” uniforms, the Suns put on a stellar performance on both sides of the ball. They shot .495 (48-97) from the field compared to the Thunder’s .389 (39-101)  and sunk nine from downtown.

Markieff Morris led the way for the Suns with 29 points on the night with 11 rebounds and three assists.

Despite the Thunder loss, Russell Westbrook walked away with a triple-double after scoring 39 points with 11 assists and 14 rebounds. He was 12-of-38 from the field.

Eric Bledsoe almost had a triple-double, but fell short after putting up 28 points with 13 rebounds and nine assists.

Despite Westbrook’s performance, the Thunder’s winning streak was snapped at seven.

The win puts the Suns three games above .500. More importantly it keeps their playoffs hopes alive. They are now 1 1/2 games back of the Thunder for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Up next, the Suns host the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night in Phoenix. Tip off is set for 7 pm on Fox Sports Arizona.