The Oklahoma City Thunder found themselves in a battle through three quarters on Monday against the Phoenix Suns, but the visitors gained distance down the stretch and emerged victorious, 102-90.
The Suns held a 24-21 lead after one quarter, but the Thunder bounced back to take a 51-45 lead into halftime.
Phoenix cut it to a four-point deficit after three quarters, but Oklahoma City outscored the home team the rest of the way, 30-22.
The Thunder were able to overcome 14 offensive rebounds by the Suns by shooting 48 percent from the floor and winning the turnover battle (23 points off turnovers).
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 77 points in the victory.
Player of the Game: Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder
This could have gone to Westbrook, but Durant did the most damage down the stretch, finishing with a game-high 41 points on 15-of-30 shooting (9-of-9 from the free-throw line).
Up Next for Thunder
Oklahoma City hosts the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Nuggets are 23-16 this season, winners of their last five games. They rank sixth in points per game and first in rebounds per game.
Up Next for Suns
Phoenix hosts the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The Bucks are 19-17 this season, led by Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings on offense and big man Larry Sanders on defense. They have won three of their last four games, including a 108-99 victory over the Suns on Jan. 8.