Behind Russell Westbrook’s ninth triple-double of the season Monday night—20 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists—the OKC Thunder earned a 131-116 road win against the Sacramento Kings.
Boisterous Thunder locker room postgame. Pleased with the win, but really pumped that Russell Westbrook bought entire team in-N-out.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 1, 2016
Kevin Durant poiured in a team-high 27 points, and DeMarcus Cousins scored 35 points and grabbed 12 boards for the losing side.
OKC snapped a two-game losing streak.
Per the AP:
It was a much-needed victory for the Thunder, who had dropped two straight and four of five, including a heartbreaking overtime loss to Golden State on Saturday night at home. […] “It’s been an up-and-down roller coaster the last couple of weeks, so it was nice to chill and coast to a victory,” said Durant, who had 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals.
What also was nice was how well the Thunder’s bench performed, delivering 64 points in a rare game of late for Oklahoma City that didn’t hinge on the final minutes. […] Enes Kanter made all 11 shots and had 23 points, and Dion Waiters was also highly efficient, making three 3-pointers and shooting 8 of 11 in scoring 22. Serge Ibaka had 12 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Kyle Singler hit three 3s and had 11 points.
“A lot of times our bench doesn’t get this kind of scoring opportunity,” coach Billy Donovan said. “The second unit with Kevin in there was really moving the ball. It was good to see us come out and play the way we did. It was a nice team effort.” […] Oklahoma City shot a season-high 57 percent, made 14 3-pointers and piled up 28 assists against a porous Kings defense, which allowed a season-high point total. It was the second-highest scoring game for Oklahoma City.