Trans. Jan 19 7:20 ET (Jan 19 7:20 ET ) Kevin Durant scored 30 points and recorded 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals in a complete effort to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Sacramento Kings, 108-93. Oklahoma City (31-10) has now won three consecutive games. Other top contributors for Oklahoma City included Serge Ibaka with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and Nick Collison with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had another big game for Sacramento despite the loss, putting up 38 points on 11-18 shooting (4-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 12-13 from the free throw line.
Its one thing for the Bulls to put on a brave face during this injury-riddled, adversity-filled season. Even before Saturday nights 100-84 victory over the Cavaliers at the United Center, members of the last team to face the Bulls claim to have seen signs that the tough-luck bunch could turn things around. They execute and defend, so they definitely can be a team that can get it going, for sure, Thunder veteran big man Nick Collison, a close friend of Bulls floor general Kirk Hinrich, told CSNChicago.com. Collison, who talked with Hinrich before his own teams Thursday-night rout over the Bulls, added: We didnt really get into it, but I know theyve got a lot of guys with a lot of pride and theyre well-coached, so I think they can turn it around.