Thunder roll past Kings but sacrifice streak
Kevin Durant’s 41-game streak of scoring at least 25 points came to an end on Tuesday night, but the Oklahoma City Thunder still cruised to a 107-92 win over the Sacramento Kings.
OKC went on a 21-2 run spanning the 3rd and 4th quarters to turn a 5-point lead into a 24-point advantage and end a two-game losing streak.
Durant finished with 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting and with an eight-point lead for OKC after the third quarter, did not play at all in the fourth quarter.
Durant’s 41-game streak is the third longest in NBA history.
Caron Butler matched Durant with 23 points, hitting 8 of 10 shots and making all six three-point attempts.
Serge Ibaka added 19 points, while Reggie Jackson scored 13 and Jeremy Lamb 10.
The Thunder made 12 3-pointers and did not commit a turnover in the first half.
Russell Westbrook did not play in the game, as the Thunder let him rest on the first of back-to-back game nights.
Thabo Sefolosha returned to the starting lineup, however, making his first appearance since injuring his left calf on February 28th.
Sefolosha missed 17 games with the injury.
He played 15 minutes and scored two points.
The Thunder improved to 56-21 on the season, and finish their four-game road trip Wednesday night at 9:30 against the L.A. Clippers.
OKC leads the Clippers by a game and a half for the second spot in the Western Conference standings.