Westbrook, Thunder sink Kings at buzzer
SACRAMENTO - Reuters
Westbrook received an inbounds pass just to the right of the top of the key and knocked down the decisive line-drive shot, leading to a raucous on-court celebration. The shot capped off his 18th triple-double of the campaign as Westbrook finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists.
“I couldn’t make nothing the second half, but I made the one that counted,” Westbrook said in an on-court interview with Fox Sports Oklahoma. “We came out on fire, and they came back at us.”
Paul George had 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City, which won for just the third time in the past 10 games.
Carmelo Anthony matched his season high of seven 3-pointers while scoring 23 points.
Zach Randolph had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in the past eight games.
Buddy Hield had 19 points and a career-best 10 rebounds, and Vince Carter and Garrett Temple added 13 points apiece.