April 20, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past Sacramento Kings power forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the second quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Kevin Durant flirts with triple-double as Thunder beat Kings 103-92


Kevin Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder with 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to beat the Sacramento Kings 103-92 Friday night.

James Harden would also put together a nice game for the second time in a row with 20 points off the bench to go with three assists and three steals.

The Thunder made it look easy tonight shooting 53.3 percent from the field while Sacramento was at 40.9 percent. The Kings kept it close in the first half thanks to 15 offensive rebounds in the first two quarters.

Russell Westbrook continues to not be putting up huge numbers with only 18 points tonight on 8-of-15 shooting. This game did not require maximum effort from the Thunder however so Westbrook’s presence was unnecessary.

Serge Ibaka blocked eight shots tonight and had 10 last week when the Thunder played Sacramento. With one more game against the Kings this season Ibaka will look to add to his league-leading block total.

DeMarcus Cousins was a victim of Ibaka often tonight and finished just 8-of-21 from the field for 18 points.

The Kings appear to not have any fight left in them. That is fortunate for the Thunder who still remain a half game back of San Antonio for the top spot in the West after the Spurs beat the Lakers tonight.

The Thunder (46-17) will play in Los Angeles against the Lakers (40-24) in what will be the final game of a five-game road trip Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EST.

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