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Devin Booker, Suns destroy Thunder 128-101

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Oklahoma City Thunder v Phoenix Suns Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Oklahoma City Thunder love winning or losing by 30 points, it seems.

On Monday, the Thunder (43-27) lost to the now 6-0 Phoenix Suns 128-101.

They are now three games back of the Denver Nuggets in the Northwest standings and are 1.5 games back of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference standings.

The Thunder looked pretty good in the first quarter, leading by 14.

Then Devin Booker happened, and it went downhill from there. In the third, Booker drained a halfcourt shot and sank OKC’s chance of winning in the process.

At one point, OKC was up 15 points in the second quarter before the Suns came rallying back to head into halftime up 65-64.

The Suns also held OKC to just 17 points in the third, and OKC shot 4-of-24 from the field in the third.

OKC was 13-of-40 from behind the arch.

The Thunder also played shorthanded since they were without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right calf bruise), Danilo Gallinari (left ankle), Dennis Schroder (personal), and Steven Adams (bruised left leg), which make up four of the teams top five scorers. Nerlens Noel (right ankle; sprain) was also out.

Rookie Darius Bazley had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.

One good thing that came out of this game was Bazley joined Russell Westbrook and James Harden as the only Thunder rookies to score at least 20 points in back-to-back games, which is the perfect company to be a part of.

Abdel Nader had 15 points, and Chris Paul finished the night with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Up next: Thunder plays the Miami Heat on Wednesday.