Oklahoma City 99, Sacramento 97

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 12, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #62 Brian Forte, #67 John Goble
Attendance - 14987

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 27 27 21 24 99
Sacramento 24 21 27 25 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 34-18 18-8 16-10 W1
Sacramento 12-38 7-22 5-16 L5

Recap

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 57 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the struggling Sacramento Kings, 99-97, on Saturday.

The Kings had a chance to win it when Durant missed two free throws with 5.8 seconds left, but Tyreke Evans couldn't connect on a 3-point attempt with two seconds to go.

Durant finished with 35 points while Westbrook had 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds. The duo is averaging a combined 51.6 points per game to rank just ahead of Miami Heat superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade (51.4).

Durant, who leads the NBA at 29.1 points per game, had his career-best streak of double-doubles end at five.

The Thunder (34-18) stretched their lead in the Northwest Division to four games over the Denver Nuggets and improved to 15-3 following a loss.

Evans had 30 points and nine rebounds and DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings (12-38), who have lost five straight.

The Thunder took the lead for good at 27-24 on Eric Maynor’s 47-footer to end the first quarter.

Oklahoma City stretched the lead to 11 at 60-49 in the third quarter before a pair of free throws by Evans capped an 8-0 run.

The Thunder outscored the Kings, 15-3, to start the fourth quarter for an 89-77 lead.

Oklahoma City has won four straight and seven of its last eight against Sacramento.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Sacramento
Kevin Durant 35 Scoring Tyreke Evans 30
Russell Westbrook 7 Assists Beno Udrih 7
Kevin Durant 6 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 12
Kevin Durant 8 Free Throws Made Tyreke Evans 8
James Harden 5 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 1
Kevin Durant 2 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 99 47.5 2-13 21-32 12 36 8 9 12
Sacramento 97 45.2 1-12 20-28 18 49 0 3 19

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Kings have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .263 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Thunder have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .842 after a loss.
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