Sacramento wins at Oklahoma City as Thunder’s Kevin Durant sits out with an injury

Sacramento wins at Oklahoma City as Thunder’s Kevin Durant sits out with an injury

Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, backs down Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, right, in the fourth quarter.

(Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)

DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds Monday night, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant’s absence to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 116-104, in Oklahoma City.

Durant missed the game because of a sprained big toe on his right foot. His status is day-to-day.

Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 19 assists and nine rebounds, and Marco Belinelli scored 21 for Sacramento. Serge Ibaka had a season high 25 points for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds but missed 13 of 15 shots in the second half.

at Golden State 111, Charlotte 101: Draymond Green became the second Warriors player ever to post three consecutive triple-doubles, and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 30 points. Green had 13 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. Tom Gola in 1959-60 is the only other man in franchise history with three straight triple-doubles.


Memphis 91, at Portland 78: Zach Randolph had 26 points and 18 rebounds off the bench to lead the Grizzlies. Portland’s Damian Lillard had 17 points in his return after missing seven games with a foot injury, but the Trail Blazers struggled offensively, shooting 39%.

at Miami 103, Indiana 100 (OT): Chris Bosh scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade had 27 including a layup that beat the buzzer and forced overtime, and the Heat erased an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Pacers.

at Cleveland 122, Toronto 100: Kyrie Irving, playing his sixth game since returning from a broken kneecap, scored a season-high 25 points, J.R. Smith had 24 on eight three-pointers and the East-leading Cavaliers walloped them fourth-place Raptors. LeBron James had 20 points and seven assists before sitting out the fourth quarter.

San Antonio 123, at Milwaukee 98: Kawhi Leonard scored 10 of his 24 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Spurs (30-6) won their fifth in a row to join Golden State as the only 30-win teams in the league.


at Detroit 115, Orlando 89: Andre Drummond had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who broke it open after halftime and rolled to their most lopsided victory of the season.

at Philadelphia 109, Minnesota 99: Ish Smith had 21 points and 11 assists to lead the 76ers to only their fourth win of the season, but their third in six games since they named Jerry Colangelo chairman of basketball operations last month.

Houston 93, at Utah 91: James Harden scored 30 points and the Rockets rallied late, outscoring the Jazz 24-14 in the fourth quarter to end their longest losing streak of the season at four games.

Boston 103, at Brooklyn 94: Jae Crowder scored a career-high 25 points to help the Celtics gain a split of a home-and-home series. The Nets won in Boston on Saturday.

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