No one is safe from Russell Westbrook’s aerial assaults … not even the dudes on his own team.
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) March 30, 2015
Enes Kanter made the mistake of jumping with Russ on a fastbreak Sunday night, and ended up on a poster as Westbrook led the OKC Thunder to a big 109-107 road win against the Phoenix Suns.
Westbrook finished with a game-high 33 points, along with 9 rebounds and seven assists, with OKC rallying from a 20-point deficit against the reeling Suns.
Per the AZ Republic:
The 10th-place Suns fell four games behind Oklahoma City (42-32) with eight games remaining, but it is more like a five-game gap because Oklahoma City won the season series, 3-1, in case of a tie. [….] The Suns lost a third consecutive home game, blowing a 20-point lead by going from a 62-point first half to a 35-point second half. The Suns played like a fatigued team in the second half even though Oklahoma City was the team coming off a Saturday game at Utah. The Thunder still had its largest comeback of the season for the Suns’ largest blown lead of the season.
“It looked like we ran out of gas,” Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We weren’t getting up and down the court. We had turnovers and they were getting easy baskets. I don’t know if the guys felt demoralized when that happened but you’ve got to keep playing.”
Oklahoma City made five 3-pointers in a span of 3:10 with none of them by Westbrook, who had four of his 33 points in the fourth quarter. The Suns missed their last eight 3-point tries of the game, continuing to be the NBA’s worst 3-point shooting team since the trade-deadline roster makeover. […] “They made (expletive) five 3s in a row, contested,” Markieff Morris said. “We were up 20 points. That’s a tough blow.”