Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype The Phoenix Suns (48-10) play against the Oklahoma City Thunder (40-40) at Paycom Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Thursday February 24, 2022

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Phoenix Suns 0, Oklahoma City Thunder 0 (8:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

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Much warmer inside than outside here in OKC for #Suns vs. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/wqrhXIPkgU – 8:01 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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GIDD3Y 🏆🏆🏆

Your Western Conference Rookie of the Month for January! pic.twitter.com/SGvB7L2x2X – 7:59 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Andre Drummond has some JaVale McGee in him. – 7:54 PM Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto

Josh Giddey presented the West Rookie of the Month award for January.

I think he’s going to get another one of these for February. pic.twitter.com/mSqWRwfwNY – 7:53 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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Headband Shai pic.twitter.com/UQH16AZw1b – 7:50 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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Back to work.

@beatsbydre | #BeatsOnTheRoad pic.twitter.com/RnBouaaQcE – 7:50 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet

I wrote about the possibility of Point Book lineups a few days ago, especially with Cam Payne still on the sidelines next to Chris Paul: bit.ly/3h4AgQV – 7:41 PM Phoenix Suns @Suns

Cam Payne 🤝 Valley Threads

Buy yours tomorrow 10 AM at the team shop: https://t.co/GsJ6ldc98o pic.twitter.com/hBiLGR9SFW – 7:35 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

#Suns starting lineup in first game this season minus Chris Paul (thumb) tonight at OKC:

Devin Booker

Mikal Bridges

Cam Johnson

Jae Crowder

Deandre Ayton – 7:34 PM Phoenix Suns @Suns

The starters vs. OKC pic.twitter.com/1EmqSb0hAG – 7:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet

The @PHNX_Suns pregame show starts in 2 minutes! Let’s talk Suns-Thunder in our first game without Chris Paul:

https://t.co/rHpsjjmjUF pic.twitter.com/P9hOHkz7jW – 7:28 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder

Getting us started after the break ⚡️

Presented by @EnergyTransfer pic.twitter.com/MfbDig8NaD – 7:20 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers

ICYMI, Thursday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We talked with author @MikeSielski about his new book documenting Kobe Bryant’s childhood, and how it set the foundation for his career in basketball and beyond. Fantastic details and stories. @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork – 7:11 PM Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder

handles 🔒

@Aleksej Pokusevski | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/PCI3LQ7vRN – 7:10 PM Phoenix Suns @Suns

Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health update: pic.twitter.com/RBeO0NgkKh – 7:00 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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Injury Report for tomorrow’s game vs. OKC (1/2):

Malcolm Brogdon – Probable (right Achilles)

Goga Bitadze – Probable (right foot)

Isaiah Jackson – Probable (right ankle)

Chris Duarte – Questionable (left big toe) pic.twitter.com/nwZSMvISie – 6:48 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

“I think our guys are looking forward to the challenge because they hear what everybody is saying. As soon as the news got out, everybody forecasted fear and that’s not who we are.” Monty Williams as #Suns (48-10) start 2nd half of season w/o Chris Paul (thumb) tonight at OKC. pic.twitter.com/7Nc2wGoXHs – 6:48 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Kellan Olson @KellanOlson

I asked Monty what he takes away from his first year in Phoenix when Booker was more of a facilitator and averaged nearly 7 APG that can apply to this stretch.

Williams said it’s different now but Booker is further along in the program so he should be better and that helps. – 6:45 PM Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet

Monty was asked about Mikal Bridges being an iron man, not missing games and producing on both ends in high-volume minutes.

“Yeah, I’m not sure about the iron man part, he weighs like 75 pounds,” he joked. – 6:40 PM Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

Monty Williams drove from Houston to Oklahoma City last night as he was in Texas fishing after All-Star break. #Suns pic.twitter.com/0sN7Ogfmqu – 6:37 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson

Monty Williams said Devin Booker will be a “huge facilitator” for the team while they play without Chris Paul. – 6:33 PM Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet

Monty Williams said the Suns don’t want to overwhelm Aaron Holiday and that Elfrid Payton is there, but that Devin Booker “will be a huge facilitator for us.” Said they’ll need to adapt to playing without Chris Paul, but he’s confident they have enough initiators on offense – 6:33 PM Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar

Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann: “Tre’s done some stuff that has us excited about Tre. And has us asking some good questions about Tre.” – 6:33 PM Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

#ThunderUp coach Mark Daigneault will have Aaron Wiggins and Darius Bazley guarding Devin Booker. #Suns pic.twitter.com/twMBeFint6 – 6:32 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet

Monty Williams said he got to go back to Texas for a few days, get some fishing in and decompress after the All-Star break. He missed practice today due to a cancelled flight and drove up to OKC from Houston last night – 6:31 PM Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles

Thunder will starter

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Josh Giddey

Aaron Wiggins

Darius Bazley

Derrick Favors – 6:26 PM Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto

Thunder starters vs. Suns:

– SGA

– Giddey

– Wiggins

– Bazley

– Favors – 6:26 PM Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

“Their arena was crazy. It was really loud.” #ThunderUp rookie Tre Mann on facing #Suns first time.

OKC lost 113-101 in Phoenix.

Rematch tonight in Oklahoma City. pic.twitter.com/oNHikUZOvz – 6:22 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns

From All-Star to OKC. 📍 pic.twitter.com/mCDdVVmGWu – 6:19 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder

back in @PaycomCenter 🤗 pic.twitter.com/OqYMzhAUDN – 5:44 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
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© Provided by HoopsHype Kellan Olson @KellanOlson

When @Malika Andrews asked Devin Booker on ESPN’s NBA Today what he learned in the two games without Chris Paul in the WCF, Booker joked “I like playing with him.” Said everyone is going to have to give more and he has to be a louder leader.

Full video: youtu.be/WPjkeT6b_rg – 5:03 PM New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Injury Report for Friday’s game at the Suns

#Pelicans | @MorrisBartLLC

nba.com/pelicans/news/… – 4:39 PM Kellan Olson @KellanOlson

Wednesday’s Suns game against the Blazers will be Al McCoy night to celebrate McCoy’s 50th season. The first 10,000 fans in will get this cool Shazam! placard. pic.twitter.com/quLs1IZpVP – 3:27 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Goran Dragic would have stayed overseas 15 years ago had it not been for the opportunity to play under Steve Nash in Phoenix.

For @NYDNSports: The Nash-Dragic pairing has come full circle in Brooklyn.

“To finish my career with him would be awesome.”

trib.al/Jn5WXx6 – 3:01 PM Phoenix Suns @Suns

Win BIG each game. Win BIGGER each month!

Download the Suns app and play @efirstbank Bingo every game!

📱: https://t.co/SUbtJJWMeZ pic.twitter.com/rcTRbQY6O9 – 2:53 PM

Suns vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
© Provided by HoopsHype Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

5 things to watch early w/o Chris Paul (thumb):

1. Who will start at point until Cameron Payne (wrist) returns.

2. Rotations.

3. Closing lineup.

4. Going small/three-guard look.

5. Deandre Ayton’s time to eat?

One last thing: Defense w/o Paul. #Suns https://t.co/XKbpbxSGKq pic.twitter.com/IhOn6Xd5aa – 2:50 PM

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© Provided by HoopsHype Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

“I’m telling you, Ja Morant, this team is 18-10 versus teams that are .500 or better. I think the Memphis Grizzlies are going to be there when it counts down the stretch. Mark it down.”

Jay Williams says #Suns, #Warriors won’t reach finals (w/video) #ESPN https://t.co/ju0PlPzgHK pic.twitter.com/0Md0Ai6rFg – 2:41 PM

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The experts are talking – hear what they have to say about our Suns.

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