Kevin Durant put up his 8th double-double this season, scoring 27 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Oklahoma City Thunder slip by the Sacramento Kings, 97-95. Oklahoma City (13-3) is now on an 8-game winning streak, dating back to a 92-79 win against Milwaukee Bucks on November 16th.
Durant shot 8-21 (1-4 from three-point range) and 10-10 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Oklahoma City included Russell Westbrook with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Despite the loss, Isaiah Thomas put up 24 points off the bench for Sacramento on 9-18 shooting, including 3-8 from behind the arc. Jason Thompson chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Sacramento (4-12) has now dropped their last 5 in a row.
Coming up, the Thunder battle the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 15-3 on the season. The Kings match up with the Los Angeles Lakers, currently sitting at 9-9 this year. The Kings have a 0-1 record against Los Angeles this season.