Kevin Durant's 30 sparks Thunder by Kings

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Kevin Durant scored 30 points and recorded 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals in a complete effort to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Sacramento Kings, 108-93. The Thunder shot 39-86 (45.3%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 17 rebounds. Oklahoma City (31-10) has now won three consecutive games.

Durant finished 10-15 from the field (3-5 on 3-pointers) and 7-9 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other top contributors for Oklahoma City included Serge Ibaka with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and Nick Collison with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had another big game for Sacramento despite the loss, putting up 38 points on 11-18 shooting (4-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 12-13 from the free throw line. DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points and 14 rebounds and Jason Thompson finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The Kings had 17 assists against 20 turnovers for a ratio of .85. This year, they are 1-6 when having more turnovers than assists in a game. Conversely, the Thunder are 5-1 when holding their opponents below an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.00.

This drops Sacramento (14-25) to 0-2 against Oklahoma City on the year.

Coming up next, the Thunder battle the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 31-9 on the year. The Kings go up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 15-24 this season. The Thunder came up short against Portland each of the last two times they've met. The Kings have a 0-1 record against New Orleans this season.


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