The West’s reign over the Thunder has finally ended. The Oklahoma City Thunder secured a 111-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns after a back-and-forth battle.
The Thunder, coming off a recent road loss to the Sacramento Kings, faced the Suns for the second time in a row, with Phoenix missing star player Devin Booker. Both teams started strong, shooting over 45% from the field.
Jalen Williams was instrumental for the Thunder, contributing 31 points and three 3-pointers, while the Suns relied on Kevin Durant, who notched 28 points.
SGA and Jalen Williams led the charge in the OKC Thunder’s thrilling win over the Suns ⚡️⚡️⚡️
SGA: 35 PTS, 7 REB, 59% FG
JW: 31 PTS, 3 3PM, 68% FG
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The game saw lead changes, with the Thunder initially taking the lead but surrendering it in the second quarter.
They entered the final period trailing by six points. However, they made a comeback, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s clutch performance helping them regain the lead with seven minutes left.
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Despite the Suns’ efforts, they couldn’t overturn the deficit, and the Thunder emerged victorious. This victory improved the Thunder’s season record to 6-4, erasing their previous loss.
They now prepare for a home game against the San Antonio Spurs, where promising rookies Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama will face off for the first time in the regular season.
The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday at Paycom Center. The Thunder’s strong performance on the road against a formidable opponent marked a significant win for the team.