The Oklahoma City Thunder dug themselves a hole early and trail the hot shooting Phoenix Suns 64-58 at halftime. The Thunder quickly fell behind 34-25 at halftime before slightly closing the gap in the second.
Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder with 17 points and seven assists at the intermission. Westbrook was 6-15 from the field in the first half and also collected three steals. James Harden also chipped in 17 points off the bench hitting 5-8 field goal attempts. Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka finished the half with 10 points each.
Marcin Gortat scored 18 points to lead the Suns while Channing Frye added 11. Steve Nash, Michael Redd and Shannon Brown all finished the half with eight points. Nash has a game-high 13 assists so far. Phoenix hit 53 percent of its shots in the first half recording a remarkable 23 assists on 26 made baskets.
For the latest news and notes on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City whileBright Side of the Sun has you covered on all the pre-game angles from Phoenix. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.