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WATCH: Kevin Durant Says Thunder Simply Just Made More Shots than Suns in 111-99 Loss

Kevin Durant meets with the media after another tough loss for the Phoenix Suns (4-6), as they fell 111-99 to the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-4).

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This was the fourth time already this year that the Suns blew a lead of six or more heading into the fourth, but this quarter might have been worse than the rest.

Phoenix only shot 2-of-21 from the field in the final period and was outscored 31-13. They did not cash in on a single field goal in the last 6:42 of the game.

The Suns have been without Devin Booker (right calf strain) for the last five games. Despite playing the past three games, Bradley Beal tweaked his low back spasms, which kept him out of the first seven games, in the first half against the Thunder, but toughed it out in the second to finish the game.

The team has not looked good at all down the stretch without two of its best players fully healthy, causing these huge blown leads.

Durant ended the night vs. the Thunder with 28 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 shooting from deep. He also had nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

In total, the Suns shot 32-of-84 (38.1%) from the field compared to the Thunder shooting 40-of-82 (48.8%) on field goals.

Throughout all of the fourth quarter collapses, Durant has stayed consistent on the reasoning for them.

“It just comes down to missed shots,” Durant said. “We can’t win games that way. No matter how good you are, what names you got on the roster. (It comes down to) how many points they score. In the history of the game, if you don’t make shots that night, you can’t win, and they made shots.”

Phoenix next plays the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-2) at home Wednesday night.

Suns fall 111-99 to the Oklahoma City Thunder

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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