Thunder remain hot, rout Suns

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Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder remained hot with their main cogs back in the lineup.

Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Thunder routed the Phoenix Suns 112-88 on Sunday night.

Kevin Durant posted 23 points and eight boards for the Thunder, who are 6-1 since he returned from offseason foot surgery, winning the last six.

"Combination of defending at a high level and moving the basketball," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of the win.

Gerald Green tallied 15 points and seven boards to lead Phoenix, which has lost five straight games.

After Green hit a 3-pointer to get the Suns within 12-9 early in the first quarter, the Thunder went on a 9-3 run to create some distance.

Westbrook netted the final five points during the flurry, including a three- point play to cap it and stake the Thunder to a 21-12 lead midway through the first.

Reggie Jackson's jumper at the first-quarter buzzer helped the Thunder take a 41-29 cushion into the second.

They opened the second on a 13-4 surge to take a commanding advantage. Kendrick Perkins' hook shot concluded the burst and gave the Thunder a 54-33 lead.

The Thunder led 70-48 at the break, 89-64 after three and cruised to the easy triumph in the fourth.

"They took it to us," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Game Notes

The Thunder held a commanding 63-40 rebounding edge and a 50-40 margin on points in the paint ... Oklahoma City was 30-of-34 from the foul line ... The Thunder shot 48.8 percent from the floor and held Phoenix to 34.3 percent from the field.