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              === Thunder dispatch Suns to take weekend series ===
 Phoenix,  AZ  (Sports Network) - 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.
 The Thunder have won 10 straight against Phoenix.
 Markieff  Morris  tallied 12 points  off the bench to  lead the Suns, who have
 dropped seven of their last nine tilts.
 The Suns' 69 points was one off the franchise low of 68 in 1981 against Kansas
 "I have been part of teams that struggled that bad offensively," Phoenix coach
 Lindsey  Hunter admitted. "You play a lot of basketball, then you see a lot of
 things  so nothing is  really new. It is like having a bad day at work and you
 go to work and nothing goes right for you."
 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.
 "Any time you can hold an NBA team three straight quarters under 20 and almost
 the  fourth  quarter  under 20  is  a  lot  of  good defensive  intensity  and
 toughness,"  Oklahoma City  coach Scott Brooks said. "I thought our guys did a
 good job defensively and offensively."
                                   Game Notes
 The  Thunder  scored 25 points  off of 23 Phoenix  turnovers ... The Suns shot
 a  season-low 33  percent (30-of-91)  from the  floor ...  Oklahoma City  went
 9-of-17 from beyond the arc.
 02/11 00:15:22 ET

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