SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 32 points and seven assists, Kevin Durant scored 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the reeling Sacramento Kings 104-92 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.
Sacramento lost in its first game since Michael Malone was fired as coach and lead assistant Tyrone Corbin was promoted to the head job. The Kings dropped to 2-8 without franchise centerpiece DeMarcus Cousins, who is recovering from viral meningitis.
The Thunder went ahead by 16 in the first quarter, led by just seven at the half and pulled away again in the closing minutes behind their star duo. Oklahoma City improved to 7-1 since Durant returned from a fractured right foot.
Rudy Gay scored 22 points, and reserve Carl Landry added 14 points for the Kings.
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