Durant and Westbrook lift Thunder over Suns

(AP) Durant and Westbrook lift Thunder over Suns
By MURRAY EVANS
Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY
Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook returned from a cut above his eye to finish with 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 114-96 on Monday night.

Oklahoma City extended its home-court winning streak to 12 games _ longest in the NBA _ and won on New Year's Eve for the fifth straight year since the franchise moved from Seattle. The Thunder closed 2012 by winning 15 of their last 17 games.

Luis Scola scored 24 points to lead Phoenix, which dropped its sixth straight game and fell to the Thunder for the seventh straight time. The Suns haven't beaten Oklahoma City since December 19, 2010.

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