Thunder dispatch Suns to take weekend series

By
Updated: February 10, 2013

Another matchup with the Phoenix Suns turned
into another rout for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook had 24 points, six assists and four steals in the Thunder’s
wire-to-wire 97-69 win over the Suns.

The Thunder topped the Suns by 31 in the front end of a back-to-back between
the squads on Friday in Oklahoma City.

Thabo Sefolosha netted 20 points, while Kevin Durant added 18 points and seven
rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won four in a row.

Markieff Morris tallied 12 points off the bench to lead the Suns, who have
dropped seven of their last nine tilts.

The Thunder began the contest on a 10-2 run and never looked back.

The visitors led 27-16 after a quarter of play and took a 51-34 spread into
the break.

Oklahoma City had a 74-48 cushion after three and led by as many as 35 in the
final frame.

Game Notes

The Thunder scored 25 points off of 23 Phoenix turnovers … The Suns shot
just 33 percent (30-of-91) from the floor … Oklahoma City went 9-of-17
from beyond the arc.