OKC Thunder clinch top seed in Western Conference with 104-95 win over Kings

Apr 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Toney Douglas (0) argues a call with an NBA official as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) hops off the floor after getting fouled on a 3 point shot during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference with their 104-95 win over the Sacramento Kings Monday night.

The Thunder improved to 60-21 on the year behind a game-high 29 points by Kevin Durant. Durant also had seven rebounds and eight assists. He made 10-of-18 shots and 3-of-5 threes.

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and also had eight assists.

The Thunder were again without Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Martin who had each also missed the previous game with an injury.

Ronnie Brewer played the most minutes he’s had all season with the Thunder. In 31 minutes he had two points on 1-of-9 shooting to go with 13 rebounds and three assists.

The key for the Thunder was protecting the ball. They turned it over just 10 times which made up for a poor shooting night from beyond the arc where they went 5-for-23.

Reggie Jackson came in off the bench and scored in double-figures for the second straight game. He finished with 10 after going for 17 in Portland on Friday night.

Only one starter scored in double-figures for the Kings. Isaiah Thomas had 16 points while Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins were both held in check with relative ease.

Former Thunder Cole Aldrich actually played well scoring 12 points to go with 13 rebounds off the bench.

The Thunder will play their final regular season game at home Wednesday night vs. the Milwaukee Bucks.

Topics: Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings

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