The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to win their third straight game tonight as they host the Phoenix Suns at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder have already beaten the Suns twice this season. They won 114-96 back on Dec. 31 in OKC then 102-90 in Phoenix on Jan. 14.
In the first meeting it was Russell Westbrook who went off for 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds while Kevin Durant added 30.
Durant went for 41 in the second game and Westbrook 36.
When you allow both Durant and Westbrook to go off like that, it’s usually not a good sign. The Suns simply don’t have the fire power to keep up with the elite talent that OKC has.
The Suns haven’t been able to force the Thunder into anything so far this season. OKC had just five turnovers against them in the first meeting and 14 in the second. The Thunder basically get to do whatever they want.
The Thunder come into this game coming off two emphatic wins at home against the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. The likelihood of them not carrying this momentum into tonight is very slim.
The Thunder have been clicking on all cylinders of late. Serge Ibaka is getting back to scoring in double-figures on a nightly basis and Kevin Martin has made three three-pointers in each of the last three games.
The game will tip tonight at 8 p.m. EST.