The Sacramento Kings took advantage of the Kevin Durant-less Thunder who was held out of the lineup with a sprained right big toe.
DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds as the Kings defeated Oklahoma City 116-104 on Monday night.
In Durant’s absence Russell Westbrook took on a bigger load. He had 17 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds, but he made just 2 of 15 shots in the second half.
Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 19 assists and nine rebounds and Marco Belinelli added 21 points.
Serge Ibaka scored a season-high 25 points, Anthony Morrow had a season-high 20 points and Steven Adams added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.
Everything seemed to be going the Thunder’s way early as they built a 17-point lead in the first quarter. Then things changed when Westbrook checked out with 2:52 to go in the quarter. The Kings rattled off 17 straight points to tie the game at 31 with just seconds to go before the end of the period. That stretch seemed to change the momentum of the game completely, and Sacramento was in control the rest of the game.
Oklahoma City: Vs Memphis on Wednesday
Sacramento: At Dallas on Tuesday