The last NBA tandem to combine for 77 or more points in a game? That would be the same two players, with Durant (43) and Westbrook (35) combining for 78 against in a 115-110 victory at Minnesota on April 14, 2012.
As is always the case when it comes to injuries, the Thunder officially lists forward Serge Ibaka as “day-to-day” after missing the last two starts with a chest contusion.
The team flew home from Phoenix after Monday's game, had Tuesday off and will have a morning shootaround in preparation for Wednesday's 7 p.m. home game against Denver.
FOUL AT THE LINE
The Thunder inexplicably shot just 73.6 percent from the free-throw line on its road trip, yet still managed to go 3-0.
OKC still handily leads the league in free-throw percentage at .837, but has dropped from .845 in the last three games.
The NBA season record is .832 by the 1989-90 Boston Celtics.
Ibaka now trails Milwaukee's Larry Sanders 3.23 to 2.81 for the league lead in blocked shots. … OKC had 11 turnovers against Phoenix and it cost them 10 points. Phoenix had 15 turnovers, which the Thunder turned into 23 points. … The Suns had 22 second-chance points to OKC's 16. … Phoenix had 14 offensive rebounds to the Thunder's nine. … The Suns shot horribly, even when unguarded — 41.7 percent on field goals, 36.0 percent from 3-point range and 61.1 percent at the free-throw line. … Phoenix (13-27) has now lost 13 of its last 15.
Westbrook when asked if he was aware he and Durant scored 47 of the Thunder's 51 second-half points? “No. Not aware. I just knew that we were winning. That's it.”