There’s a certain business-like mode really good teams can turn on. And the Thunder activated that Saturday against the Suns.
No slow start, no letting up, no lapses or lack of focus. Oklahoma City was ready and waiting for Phoenix and handled its business 107-97 on New Year’s Eve to improve to 5-0.
I want to break this thing down, but what’s there really to say. The Thunder rolled the Suns with KD only scoring 12 points and no starter playing more than 30 minutes. It was an efficient takedown of a team OKC should completely outclass at home, with the Suns coming off a game the night before.
OKC started the game on a quick 7-0 run and then the bench took over, piling up 33 of the Thunder’s 60 first half points. James Harden was terrific, dishing out eight assists with six in the first half. Daequan Cook went 4-5 from 3. Nazr Mohammed scored nine and made a number of nice plays, including a sweet fake pass and-1 layup. This game really was just a clinical performance from a Thunder team that should do exactly what it did. Keep Reading…