Thunder Defeat The Suns 118 To 102


Friday, December 28th 2018, 11:17 pm
By: News 9


The Thunder defeated the Suns 118 to 102 in Phoenix, Friday night. 

The Thunder played their first game of the season without Paul George, who was out with a quad contusion. Alex Abrines was also out with an illness.

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Early on the game, Russell Westbrook stepped up with 15 points in the first quarter. 

Abdel Nader also stepped up in George's absence, with a career-high of 13 points before halftime. He finished the game with 18 points. 

 

Terrance Ferguson sat out during the second half of the game due to a stomach illness, the Thunder reported.  

The Suns took the lead in the third quarter, but OKC responded with a 12-0 fourth quarter run. Westbrook capped it of with a three, creating a 14 point lead. 

A good bookend game for Westrbook. 30 of his 40 points came in the first and fourth quarters.