Suns face lowly Oklahoma Thunder, who nearly beat them in November home game

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns suffered a gut-wrenching loss in their latest game, watching a buzzer-beating 3-pointer wipe out what would have been an impressive victory.

A trip to Oklahoma City should bring back a more pleasant memory.

The 16-12 Suns will look to get over their last-second Christmas loss tonight when they visit the Thunder, who blew a big fourth-quarter lead in their first meeting with Phoenix.

Phoenix had won three of four games and five of seven heading into a matchup with Western Conference nemesis San Antonio on Christmas.

Roger Mason knocked down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to hand the Suns a 91-90 loss.

Phoenix didn't have Shaquille O'Neal on Nov. 25, when it traveled to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder.

For the first three quarters, Phoenix definitely seemed to miss O'Neal.

The Suns trailed by 12 points with under 10 minutes to play, but that's when Oklahoma City fell apart.

The Suns closed the game on a 25-12 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Matt Barnes with 25 seconds left to seal a 99-98 victory.

That was the 12th straight loss for the Thunder, who have dropped 12 of 13 since a win at Memphis on Nov. 29 and are 3-28 on the season.