The Oklahoma City Thunder was able to dispatch of the Phoenix Suns by way of Daequan Cook hitting four consecutive three-pointers at the end of the first half to pull away from the Suns for good, and ultimately winning 107-97. The entire bench for the Thunder was one reason why they defeated the Suns as they scored 53 points. The Thunder needed all of those points as Kevin Durant had a poor night shooting going 4-of-11 for only 12 points on the night.
The Thunder never trailed in this game and led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter and were only outscored 30-18 during the fourth quarter and that was when the game was well out of reach. The defense for the Thunder held the Suns to 39 percent shooting on the night and it was the third time in five games where the Thunder has held opponents to under 40 percent shooting.
The 5-0 start is the best for this franchise since the 1998-99 season, also the last time the NBA had a truncated season due to labor unrest.