Through 3 Quarters
The Phoenix Suns are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they've been expecting. It's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Oklahoma City Thunder as Phoenix lead 98-85.
The Suns have been led by shooting guard Devin Booker, who so far has 30 points and six assists. Oklahoma City hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 12 points or fewer.
they have lost 90% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Phoenix @ Oklahoma City
Current Records: Phoenix 45-18; Oklahoma City 21-43
What to Know
This Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 115.27 points per matchup. They are getting right back to it as they host the Phoenix Suns at 8 p.m. ET May 2 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Phoenix should still be feeling good after a big victory, while the Thunder will be looking to regain their footing.
Oklahoma City took a serious blow against the Indiana Pacers this past Saturday, falling 152-95. Oklahoma City was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 82-46. Shooting guard Charlie Brown had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only eight points on 3-for-10 shooting in his 26 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, Phoenix took their game against the Utah Jazz this past Friday by a conclusive 121-100 score. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Phoenix had established a 96-72 advantage. They relied on the efforts of shooting guard Devin Booker, who had 31 points, and small forward Mikal Bridges, who had 18 points.
The Thunder have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 15 point spread they are up against. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, as they've failed to beat the spread in 22 of their 32 home games.
Oklahoma City was pulverized by the Suns 140-103 in the teams' previous meeting in April. Maybe Oklahoma City will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- TV: Bally Sports – Arizona
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Suns are a big 15-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Suns, as the game opened with the Suns as a 13.5-point favorite.
Oklahoma City have won 14 out of their last 19 games against Phoenix.
- Apr 02, 2021 – Phoenix 140 vs. Oklahoma City 103
- Jan 27, 2021 – Oklahoma City 102 vs. Phoenix 97
- Aug 10, 2020 – Phoenix 128 vs. Oklahoma City 101
- Jan 31, 2020 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Phoenix 107
- Dec 20, 2019 – Oklahoma City 126 vs. Phoenix 108
- Dec 28, 2018 – Oklahoma City 118 vs. Phoenix 102
- Nov 17, 2018 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Phoenix 100
- Nov 12, 2018 – Oklahoma City 118 vs. Phoenix 101
- Oct 28, 2018 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Phoenix 110
- Mar 08, 2018 – Oklahoma City 115 vs. Phoenix 87
- Mar 02, 2018 – Oklahoma City 124 vs. Phoenix 116
- Jan 07, 2018 – Phoenix 114 vs. Oklahoma City 100
- Apr 07, 2017 – Phoenix 120 vs. Oklahoma City 99
- Mar 03, 2017 – Phoenix 118 vs. Oklahoma City 111
- Dec 17, 2016 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Phoenix 101
- Oct 28, 2016 – Oklahoma City 113 vs. Phoenix 110
- Feb 08, 2016 – Oklahoma City 122 vs. Phoenix 106
- Dec 31, 2015 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Phoenix 106
- Nov 08, 2015 – Oklahoma City 124 vs. Phoenix 103
Injury Report for Oklahoma City
- Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle)
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Foot)
- Al Horford: Out for the Season (Coach's Decision)
Injury Report for Phoenix
- Cameron Payne: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Cameron Johnson: Game-Time Decision (Wrist)
- Jae Crowder: Out (Ankle)
- Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)