SGA, OKC rally to top PHX, 124-120
The MVP chants that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander received on Sunday night in Oklahoma City won’t culminate with an actual trophy at the end of the season. But his performance against the Suns warranted any form of praise the crowd wanted to provide. He dropped 40 points — making 12 of his 24 field goals and 16 of his 19 free throws — and assured that the Thunder remained in the game after trailing by 15 in the first half. Luguentz Dort added 20 points for OKC, which has now won four of its last five and is now eighth in the Western Conference.
To make matters even more interesting, eighth is only three games out of fourth, right where the Suns currently find themselves. For Phoenix, which has lost four of its last five, Devin Booker scored 46 points while Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists.