Durant's 38 points lead Thunder past Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 38 points, including a key jumper from behind the key with 14.4 seconds left, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-113 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night, ending their nine-game losing streak to the Suns.

It was the Suns' first loss at home to a Western Conference team in seven games this season.

For the Thunder, it was their first win over the Suns since Feb. 14, 2007. It also was their 14th victory of the season, a figure they did not reach until Feb. 28 last season in their 59th game.

Durant, who scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, gave Oklahoma City a 115-111 lead with his final field goal.

Russell Westbrook added 19 points for the Thunder, while Jeff Green had 17, James Harden scored 14 and Serge Ibaka had 12.

Amare Stoudemire had a season-high 35 points and 14 rebounds for the Suns. Steve Nash and Channing Frye each scored 24, while Nash added 12 assists. Jason Richardson scored 13.

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