As Rollin noted in the preview, the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder have provided plenty of memorable clashes in the past. Will this one add to the lore?
Phoenix has lost 8 straight in OKC. They were unsuccessful in snapping their losing streak against the Clippers a few nights ago, but maybe they can get this monkey off their backs.
In other early game action, the Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Indiana Pacers, 101-97, behind a 22 point, 19 rebound performance by Kevin Love and 29 points from LeBron James. Paul George had 32 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.
The Los Angeles Lakers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against the New York Knicks. The Lakers had a 4 point lead with 3:37 left in the game, but got outscored 14-6 to lose at Madison Square Garden, 99-95.
Let's hope the Suns can show a better effort than that against a much better team.