After two straight wins over the Warriors and Rockets with a combined 18-point margin, the Oklahoma City Thunder extended their win streak to three with a 108-93 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Serge Ibaka seems to have taken on the “superman” role of Russell Westbrook. He and Kevin Durant combined for 50 points tonight, despite both sitting out for the majority of the fourth quarter.
The Thunder trailed the Kings 30-28, after one despite 13 points on 5-5 shooting from the floor from KD. However, Oklahoma City bounced back in the second quarter, outscoring the Kings 29-22. In the third, Ibaka and Durant took over, giving the Thunder a 15-point lead heading into the fourth. The Thunder bench maintained that lead throughout the fourth to give the Thunder the win.
Another game, another remarkable performance for KD. Durant went for 30 points with nine assists and six rebounds in just 33 minutes. It would have been just a better recap if Durant just dished out one more assist, and grabbed four more rebounds. Sorry, guys.
For the Kings, Isaiah Thomas was pretty much unstoppable until Scott Brooks put Thabo Sefolosha on him to start the second half. Thomas had 27 first- half points. Yet, in the second half, was only held to 11 points thanks to the adjustment. All-in-all, Thomas torched the Thunder for 38 points. Heck, now I know what guard I’m voting for in the All-Star game.
The Thunder are now 31-10, and will take on Portland at home on Tuesday night.
-Via Royce Young, tonight was the third straight 20 plus point performance for Ibaka. That’s the first time in his career that he has done that.
-Reggie Jackson was a bit shaky tonight. He finished with 16 points, but was just 4-16 shooting and finished with just three assists.
-Perk and Sefolosha combined for 17 points tonight. Hello.
-KD’s three in Ben McLemore’s face= Welcome to the league, sir.
-Oklahoma City shot the ball well tonight from deep. 9-21(43%) is a stat I’ll take any day of the week.