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Thunder beat Kings 107-92 as Kevin Durant's streak of at least 25 points ends at 41 games

  • Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka, of the Congo, stuffs during the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka, of the Congo, stuffs during the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, right, passes over Sacramento Kings forward Travis Outlaw during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, right, passes over Sacramento Kings forward Travis Outlaw during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha, of Switzerland, drives against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha, of Switzerland, drives against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

Kevin Durant scored 23 points but was never needed in the final quarter, stopping his streak of scoring at least 25 points in 41 consecutive games. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and four rebounds for the Thunder, who rested Russell Westbrook ahead of Wednesday night's game at the Los Angeles Clippers.

Oklahoma City (56-21) is 1½ games ahead of the Clippers (55-23) for the Western Conference's No. 2 playoff seed.

DeMarcus Cousins collected 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Travis Outlaw scored 24 points in Sacramento's third straight loss.