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Another monster start for Russell Westbrook: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in first eight minutes.
Kendrick Perkins checking in. Solid boos.
Nice round of boos for Kendrick Perkins upon entering.
Are we sure the Kings aren't trying the 4-on-5 thing already?
That's 15,000 points for Kevin Durant, the second youngest ever to reach that milestone at 26 years, 78 days. Took him just 550 games.
Congratulations to Kevin Durant -- he hit his 15,000th point. Not too shabby, huh?
Road whites for the Thunder. Rare but awesome jersey look.
Reggie Evans v Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins at center tonight. Guessing it gets just a little physical.
Warriors fall in Memphis. Thunder now own the league's longest winning streak: 6 games.
Mitch McGary is out tonight with left shin soreness. Not believed to be serious at all. Jeremy Lamb (foot) is active.
Kevin Durant on Kobe's points milestone: "Congratulations to Kobe. He’s always striving for more, but I hope he can appreciate what he did"
Asked Scott Brooks about that rumored Kings '4-on-5' strategy: "Uh...I don't know. Don't want to judge it if I've never seen it before"
Tony Allen is what Kendrick Perkins would look like if he was a 6-4 shooting guard.
Scott Brooks asked if it can be tough facing a team that has a midseason coaching change: "Well, we were 1-13 in my first 14 games"
Kings fans waiting for Kendrick Perkins http://t.co/6pY3yvKXqP
Peja Stojakovic's jersey getting retired tonight. Pregame Q&A with fans and late 90's Kings http://t.co/3NOlf1Z54f
With 3 points tonight, Kevin Durant will become 131st player ever with 15K in a career. KD:"I didn't know...other than you saying something"
Injuries devastated OKC early. Luck has turned lately. No LeBron vs Cavs, Dragic vs Suns, Rubio/Pekovic vs Wolves and Cousins v Kings.
A walk among the tombstones
Defying gravity ... http://t.co/pFNyV0xNPo
The Thunder scored 100 or more points only four times the first 16 games. Done it in seven of the eight since Russell Westbrook's return.
Of course Durant spent one year in college while LeBron went from high school to the NBA. It'll take KD 550 games. LeBron needed 540.
Kevin Durant will become the second youngest to reach 15,000 points on Tuesday at 26 years, 78 days. LeBron did it at 25 years, 79 days.
Westbrook's per 36 numbers don't seem real: 31.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 8.3 assists.
Remove the game Westbrook broke his hand (scored only two points in nine minutes) and he's averaging 28.4 ppg on 49%, 6.4 rpg and 7.1 apg.
Somewhere in Oklahoma City, Kendrick Perkins is clutching his phone, doing his best to restrain himself from tweeting at Rudy Gay.
"Hey Mike, we're letting you go." "DeMarcus has missed the last two weeks, you know." "He has? Whatever. Don't care. Nik rocks bye."
The Kings had expectations?
Kevin Durant is three points shy of 15,000 after 549 games. Kobe Bryant after 549 games: 11,773.
In the past two games, the Thunder has led by double-digits for 82 of the 96 minutes. Been ahead for all but 139 seconds. Never trailed.
Scott Brooks being coy about Durant's minute restriction still. Says it's more than 30 and fewer than 48. Alrighty.
Thunder are now 11-13 and only a half game out of eighth in the West. Didn't take long to wipe out that storyline.
Thunder beat the Suns 112-88. Westbrook 28-8-8, Durant 23 and 8, Ibaka 12, Morrow 14, Perk 10 rebounds. Six straight and 8 out of 9 for OKC.
Final: Thunder beat the Suns 112-88. Six in a row, eight of the last nine. OKC now 0.5 games out of 8th spot.
First NBA points for Mitch McGary. And then he just ran 200 miles an hour to get back on defense.
MItch McGary on the scoreboard. First NBA points come off a nice high-low post-up with Kendrick Perkins.
Word on Jeremy Lamb is he has a sore foot. He could've played, but with the game being a blowout, was just held out for cautionary reasons.
Mitch McGary is a hustle machine. Dude is just running full on wind sprints up and down the floor.
Mitch McGary makes his NBA debut. First impression: he refuses to let you beat him down court.
Also: Mitch McGary is about to enter for his NBA debut. First minute OKC has got out of either of its first round picks this season.
Mitch McGary checks in to make his NBA debut.
Per Thunder, Jeremy Lamb's foot is sore tonight. Could have played, but won't with this blowout.
Thunder lead 89-64 after three. Westbrook 28-8-8, Durant 23 and 8 boards. Both probably done for the night.
The 21-2 Warriors have won 16 straight. Next two games intriguing: at Memphis on Tuesday, vs Thunder at home on Thursday.
Shavlik Randolph looks like he should be working at Best Buy.
Pelicans fall to Warriors, meaning the Thunder -- barring a collapse (up 85-62 on Phoenix) -- will be 0.5 games out of 8th spot tonight.
Thunder are up 23 late in the third. I'd say they've got this one, but then again I fully expect Isaiah Thomas to score 38 in the fourth.
Westbrook just took a really hard, awkward fall on his right leg (which is the surgically repaired one). Bounced up and ran off the floor.
This is the first time the Thunder have ever scored 70 points in a first half in back-to-back games (OKC era).
Per Thunder PR: First time OKC has ever scored 70 points in back-to-back first halves.
Kevin Durant played 19 minutes in the first half. With this game trending towards blowout we might not get to see how many minutes he'd get.
No Jeremy Lamb in the first half. Not injury related. My guess: OKC having no trouble scoring (70 1st hlf pts). Brooks going with more D.
Yeah, he's only played 10 games so far this season, but it's time to start adding Russell Westbrook to your MVP watch lists.
Second-half prediction: Mitch McGary makes his NBA debut.
Thunder up 70-48 on the Suns at halftime. -Kevin Durant: 18 points, 7 rebounds -Russell Westbrook: 24 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds
Thunder lead the Suns 70-48 at half. Westbrook 24 points, five rebounds and six assists, Durant 18 and seven boards, Ibaka eight.
Westbrook's current line with 2:04 left in the second quarter: 24 points, five rebounds and six assists.
Russell Westbrook makes it eight straight games with at least 20-5-5. And does it tonight IN THE FIRST HALF.
Monster triple-double alert: Russell Westbrook with 20 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds. Four minutes still left in second quarter.
Anthony Morrow is beginning to compete with Russell Westbrook for the most excitable Thunder player.
End 1Q: Thunder up 41-29 on the Suns. Westbrook: 14 points, 4 assists. KD: 10 points, 3 rebounds. OKC: 14-of-22 FG.
Thunder drop 41 on the Suns in the first quarter, most points in a quarter this season. Westbrook with 14, Durant with 10, Ibaka 8.
Jeff Hornacek calls rookie T.J. Warren over after Durant gets him on a rip move: "Did you not see the scouting report?"
Reminder: Nick Collison checks in just 27,307 points short of passing Jordan.
Westbrook makes his second and third shots, and his points per attempt actually went down.
Russell Westbrook in the first six minutes: 10 points on one shot. That's pretty efficient, isn't it?
Thunder 7-of-8 shooting and 10-of-10 from the line right now. Up 24-15 on the Suns. All points scored by KD, Russ or Ibaka.
Serge Ibaka with eight quick points. Kevin Durant with six. Russell Westbrook with four assists. OKC up 16-9 five minutes in.
Lance Thomas and Grant Jerrett are the inactives. McGary replaces Thomas -- a move that should likely remain permanent.
Thunder rookie Mitch McGary is active for the first time in his career tonight.
Again...Thunder at Kings on Tuesday.
Goran Dragic (back strain) is out tonight.