SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 116-101 victory over the slumping Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
The Kings had a 36-point third quarter and gradually pulled away in the fourth in dealing the Thunder their third straight loss and seventh in nine games.
Darren Collison had 21 points and six assists for the Kings. Rudy Gay scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. The Kings had 12 3-pointers in winning their second straight and evening their home record at 4-4.
Russell Westbrook nearly had his sixth triple-double of the season, getting 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder, who opened the season with a 6-1 record. Victor Oladipo made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points, Steven Adams had 11 and both Andre Roberson and Enes Kanter had 10.