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Final: Thunder 109, Suns 97
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The playoff dream is likely over for Phoenix. The Suns now trail the Thunder by 4 for the final playoff spot in the West with 8 games remaining. Russell Westbrook started slow but finished with 33 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Box score

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Large contingent of Thunder fans in Phoenix have a pretty robust M-V-P chant going for Russell Westbrook.

Royce Young @royceyoung

Suns went Hack-an-Adams (Haka Adams?), and he missed both. Don't think you can take him off the floor, though. Too important defensively.

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Half-dozen Thunder players have scored in double-figures. Thunder leads Suns 100-89 with 4:25 to go in PHX.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Thunder's smallball lineup with Singler at the four really changed the complexion of the game

Royce Young @royceyoung

Scott Brooks is riding with this group. Westbrook and Kanter still on the bench coming out of the timeout.

Thunder putting Suns away
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Things escalated quickly in the fourth quarter, as the Thunder have outscored the Suns 19-4 in just five minutes to take a 95-83 lead with 6:45 left in regulation. Follow live

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Kyle Singler has played one of his best games with OKC. Been on Markieff Morris most this half, and made him work.

End of 3Q: Suns 79, Thunder 76
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A Phoenix win pulls the Suns within 2 games of the Thunder for eighth in the West, and Phoenix has led since the opening tip. But Russell Westbrook is rested and ready to take over in the fourth. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

T.J. Warren has fit well in this end-to-end game. Runs the court and finds some of the many open spots in the OKC weak-side defense.

Royce Young @royceyoung

Thunder have gone four minutes (and counting) without a point. Suns on the most methodical 6-0 run ever.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

NBA Final Four? If you had to pick right now ... who would pick against Cavs vs. Hawks and Warriors vs. Spurs?

Thunder lighting up the Suns
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Russell Westbrook is up to 29 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, and OKC has outscored Phoenix by 6 so far in the third quarter to pull within 2. Follow live

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Pacers get back in playoff chase with win
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C.J. Miles scored a game-high 28 points and the Pacers defeated the Mavericks 104-99 for their second win in nine games. Indiana is a half-game back of the East's final playoff spot.

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Half: Suns 62, Thunder 54
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Phoenix led by as many as 20 points early in the second quarter. Then Russell Westbrook happened. He has 23 points on 7-for-19 shooting after a quiet first quarter. Markieff and Marcus Morris have 31 combined points for the Suns. Follow live

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