OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 39 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 30 points and 13 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished a perfect three-game homestand by beating the pesky Sacramento Kings 113-107 on Tuesday night.
The Kings were still within three after Carl Landry hit two free throws with 2:15 to play, but Nenad Krstic lobbed the ball to Durant for a two-handed alley-oop slam at the opposite end.
Landry had a follow dunk to make it 111-107 with 34 seconds left, but Sacramento opted not to foul and the shot clock ran all the way down before Durant missed a baseline jumper.
Francisco Garcia missed a contested 3-pointer in the final 5 seconds for the Kings. Durant corralled the rebound and iced the game with two free throws.
Rookie Tyreke Evans led Sacramento with 27 points. Landry added 17 points, and Beno Udrih and Garcia scored 13 apiece. The Kings played without reserve Andres Nocioni, who was suspended after he pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge.
Oklahoma City shot a sizzling 67 percent in the first half but couldn't shake free from the Kings on one of their hottest shooting nights of the season.
Sacramento shot 54 percent and became only the seventh team to make more than half of its shots against the stingiest defense in the NBA. It was the second-highest shooting percentage this season against the Thunder, who had been holding opponents to only 43.7 percent.
Jeff Green had 15 points and Krstic finished with 14 points and nine rebounds as Oklahoma City held a 43-32 advantage on the boards. The Thunder turned 17 offensive rebounds into 23 second-chance points.
The Kings charged back from 10 points down by scoring 11 in a row to go up 29-28 on Donte Greene's 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second quarter. James Harden made a 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter that didn't count because he released it just after time expired, and the Kings were able to carry over their momentum from an 8-0 run to finish the quarter.
Once the Sacramento lead reached 37-32, Durant and Westbrook returned early from their customary rest and the Thunder scored the next five points to tie it.
Durant had a pair of two-handed jams off Westbrook's alley-oops in a three-possession span as Oklahoma City built a seven-point lead, and Westbrook made it 65-58 with his running 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer.
NOTES: Thunder coach Scott Brooks, a former Kings assistant, interviewed for Sacramento's head coaching job after Eric Musselman was fired following the 2007 season and says he was "pretty close" to getting it instead of Reggie Theus. "At that time, it was a disappointment. I had an opportunity to coach a team that was 45 miles from where my mom and brothers and sisters live. ... Geoff Petrie and the Maloofs gave me an opportunity. They put me on the map to be known as a potential head coach." Before that, Brooks said he hadn't interviewed for a job since his mother hired him at an auto dealership — and then fired him because he was late biking there after school twice. ... The Thunder sent G Kyle Weaver and C Byron Mullens to their NBA D-League affiliate in Tulsa. Weaver hasn't played since having surgery on his separated left shoulder on Nov. 30.