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Without its stars, Thunder falls to Suns 88-76; Green scores 15

  • Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye (8) pulls down rebound as Oklahoma Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye (8) pulls down rebound as Oklahoma Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Suns' Ish Smith (3) defends against Oklahoma Thunder guard Diante Garrett  during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Suns' Ish Smith (3) defends against Oklahoma Thunder guard Diante Garrett during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) can't finish the dunk as Oklahoma Thunder's Thabo Sefolosha (25), of Switzerland, and Steven Adams (12) look on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) can't finish the dunk as Oklahoma Thunder's Thabo Sefolosha (25), of Switzerland, and Steven Adams (12) look on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Gerald Green scored 15 points, P.J. Tucker added 13 and Channing Frye 12 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 88-76 in preseason play Tuesday night.

Oklahoma City was without Kevin Durant, Michael Westbrook, Nick Collison and Derek Fisher. Westbrook has a knee injury. Durant, Collison and Fisher were given the night off.

Phoenix's Goran Dragic sat out with a left ankle sprain.

The Suns' Markieff Morris was ejected in the third quarter on a flagrant foul two for throwing an elbow at Serge Ibaka.

Reggie Jackson scored 18 points for the Thunder.

The Suns led by 12 at halftime. A dunk by Green on an inbounds play and Marcus Morris' 3-pointer highlighted a 7-0 spurt that made it 54-35 in the third quarter.