Kevin Durant increases lead over Kobe Bryant in scoring race as Thunder beat Kings 118-110

Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Kevin Durant scored 32 points to go with nine rebounds and did not play in the fourth quarter as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 118-110 Tuesday night.

Durant came into the game leading Kobe Bryant in the scoring department by 0.4 points per game. Durant is now averaging 27.97 points per game on the season while Bryant is at 27.86. Both players have one game left to play in this season.

The Thunder trailed at halftime and trailed by four entering the fourth quarter. Without their starters they came back led by Daequan Cook who scored a season-high 19 points in the game and made four three-pointers.

The defensive intensity was nonexistent in this one with the Thunder allowing 58 percent field goal shooting by the Kings in the first half and over 52 percent for the game.

The difference for Oklahoma City was getting to the line as they made 33-of-36 free throws in the game with Durant leading the way going 15-for-16.

Russell Westbrook only played 27 minutes and again didn’t have his best shooting night making 4-of-13 from the field and scoring 13 points. He did however add six assists and eight rebounds.

The Kings were a mess all night despite being in the game throughout. They got 32 points from DeMarcus Cousins who did not however provide the same results on the defensive end of the floor.

The Thunder will close out the regular season at home tomorrow night against the Denver Nuggets.

Topics: Daequan Cook, Demarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Sacramento Kings, Scoring Champion

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  • JohnYJArmstrong

    @akennedy41 Sacramento will exact their revenge next season … Enjoy your narrow win tonight …….. LOL

    • akennedy41

      @JohnYJArmstrong lol we will see

      • JohnYJArmstrong

        @akennedy41 Did you read my draft article? If somehow the Bobcats fall into the Worst Curse and don’t get the #1 pick, the awful Kings could

        • akennedy41

          @JohnYJArmstrong they sure would have some kind of talent if they get Davis. I think a playoff team too.

        • JohnYJArmstrong

          @akennedy41 Yes. The only problem is that no matter how GOOD the kings get, they’re in the toughest NBA Division hands down (as of 2012)

        • JohnYJArmstrong

          @akennedy41 must be nice being an OKC fan hahahaha ( I am guilty of being a @KDTrey5 fan … reps DC to the fullest)

        • akennedy41

          @JohnYJArmstrong I can’t imagine a team I’d rather watch more night in night out. So fun

        • JohnYJArmstrong

          @akennedy41 Any update on @JHarden13 ‘s status yet? That would be a huge loss to the rotation.

        • akennedy41

          @JohnYJArmstrong in the hands of the NBA. I imagine we’ll hear something in the next day or two. I think he’ll be fine though.

      • JohnYJArmstrong

        @akennedy41 if Mr. Unibrow is wearing Purple and Black next year (crosses fingers), It’s OVER. but of course that’s wishful thinking lol