Take a look at some post-game quotes offered up by some of the Thunder and Suns.
This is what is known as "staying on message."
"Defensively we were active throughout the game. We knew Phoenix is a tough team to stop every possession so every possession had to be good effort." - Scott Brooks
"We started getting stops. They were scoring, getting to the rim and making shots and we really locked in, got some stops and got the win." - James Harden
"We moved the basketball, got stops and found the good shot." - Kevin Durant
This is what is known as "being Vince Carter."
"The one thing that I like to see is that we are fighting to win games. It’s not like we are just lying down we are fighting." - Vince Carter
"It was a bad night for us. We played terrible defense. We played with no toughness or physicality. We just have to get better. I have to get better at finishing around the basket. We lost all of our energy." - Marcin Gortat