OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Daequan Cook scored 20 points and Russell Westbrook added 10 points and 11 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder set a season high for points and beat the Sacramento Kings 126-94 on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City scored 68 points in the first half, a season-high for a half, and led by as many 25 before leading by 18 at the halftime break as the Thunder topped the Kings for the second time in four days. Oklahoma City beat Sacramento 99-97 on Saturday.
Kevin Durant went 5 for 18 from the field and scored 17 points, and Nenad Krstic had 16 for Oklahoma City as seven players finished in double figures in scoring. Eleven different players scored in the Thunder's final game before the All-Star break.
DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension to lead Sacramento with 21 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. The Kings played without guard Tyreke Evans, who was scratched just before the game with plantar fasciitis.
Omri Casspi added 14 points for the Kings, who had won three-straight road games before Tuesday.
Oklahoma City, which had lost two of its last three games, scored 37 points in the first quarter after hitting its first seven shots. It was the third-most points scored in a single quarter all season and most since Oklahoma City scored 38 points in the first quarter against Miami on Jan. 30.
Krstic scored seven straight points for the Thunder midway through the third quarter as Oklahoma City took a 28-point lead.
Cook knocked down a 30-footer as the shot-clock wound down to give Oklahoma City an 18-point lead. James Harden found Serge Ibaka for a dunk 39 seconds later, which gave the Thunder a 20-point lead with 7:15 remaining in the first half.
Cook hit another 3-pointer on Oklahoma City's next possession and Eric Maynor scored in transition 15 seconds later to cap a 13-0 run and put the Thunder ahead by 25.
Oklahoma City went up 17 early when Durant knocked down a pair of free throws with just less than 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Jeff Green scored six of his 16 points in the first 2:39, while Durant scored four and Westbrook added two and three assists in the same time frame.