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Kings had 31 points in the first quarter, 34 points since. The offense is usually a struggle, w/o Cousins, they can't get it going.
Kings down 78-65 after 3Q. Durant has 24 points, 9 rebounds for OKC. Kings shooting 38.1 percent.
Thunder on a 12-0 run.
After making all 8 of his shots Sunday, Patrick Patterson is 1/7 tonight.
Thunder winning the rebounding battle 36 to 30 against the Kings.
Video review of Ben McLemore's shot at the 6:32 mark shows that it was 3 not a 2. Kings now down just 62-61.
McLemore's last shot changed from a 2 to a 3. He has 12 pts, score is 62-61.
Really like the way McLemore moves without the ball, actually sprints baseline. Kings haven't had anyone do that since Peja Stojakovic.
Without Cousins, McLemore is getting up his shots. He's 4/10 for 11 pts with 3 rebs and 3 asts. Kings trail OKC 62-60.
McLemore cooled off after strong start. He is getting good looks but rushing his release. Kings not getting transition opportunities either.
Cousins was a late scratch from the lineup. He showed up today intending to play.
Kings trail OKC 50-47 at half. Vasquez 10pts 4asts, Williams 11pts. OKC: Durant 18pts. Kings outscored 31-16 in second quarter
Thunder outscore the Kings 31-16 in the second period.
Halftime: Thunder 50, Kings 47. Kevin Durant bounces back in second quarter to score 10 of his 18 points. Derrick Williams 11 pts for Sac.
Thunder has its biggest lead of the game, 50-47.
Not a good decision by Derrick Williams to leave Durant on that last Thunder possession.
Durant ties the game at 45 with a 3. Durant has 16 points.
And then it was tied.
Reggie Theus' daughter Roqui attending game. Night off from job as TV reporter in Reno. Said Reggie enjoys new coaching gig at CSNorthridge
In the second quarter, the Thunder are shooting 50 percent from the field. Kings? 30.8 percent.
Very nice post defense by McLemore on Westbrook. Follows it with a 3-ball.
That big lead for the Kings is down to 35-30, 7:09 before halftime. Thunder on an 11-4 run to open the second quarter.
Cousins missing game with sore ankle. Only third game missed in 3-plus career due to injury and/illness.
End of 1st QTR: Kings, 31, Thunder, 19. KD and Westbrook a combined 5-of-17 for 12 points in that period.
Kings lead OKC 31-19 after 1Q. Williams/Vasquez each have 7 pts. Durant has 8pts for OKC. Kings shot 11/19, OKC 7/27
The Skipper from Guligans Island is making a lot of noise in front of us.
..... OKC coach of course is Scott Brooks ....
Thomas, Ndiaye and Thornton all check in for the Kings. Patterson is in, too. Williams only starter still in the game. Kings lead 22-14
OKC coach/Manteca native/former Kings asst delighted team stayed. His late Mom (Lee) was huge Kings fan, ran family car wash til Jan. death
The Thunder are shooting 27.3 percent from the field. The Kings are shooting 61.5 percent.
I feel like we're watching the movie Thunderstruck...except instead of just KD, the entire Thunder team has had their talent stolen.
The Arco crowd is waking up. Kings playing well. Thunder not. 20-8 Sacramento.
The guy who yelled out "They cannot guard you Chuck" also has a cowbell. So there's that...
The Thunder is now 1-12 from the field. Can't buy a bucket at all. Kings lead 12-2.
Kings off to a 11-2 start against the Thunder at the first timeout of the game.
OKC calls timeout down 11-2. Kings have made 5/7. Vasquez has 7 points, 2 asts. Thunder are 1/9 from the field.
Kings are up 9-2 early.
Someone has put a lid on the Thunders basket.
Someone in the crowd after Chuck Hayes' layup - "They cannot guard you Chuck! They can't guard you!"
McLemore starts the game defending Westbrook. As Undertaker would say, welcome to the learning tree.
Ben McLemore gets Russell Westbrook as his defensive assignment.
We have McLemore guarding Russell Westbrook to start the game.
Chuck Hayes starts for Cousins.
On a good note, Jason Thompson's parent are in the house this evening. Always good to see the Thompsons.
Hayes, Thompson, Williams, McLemore and Vasquez round out the lineup.
Chuck Hayes is starting at center in place of DeMarcus Cousins (inactive with a sprained ankle).
Chuck Hayes is starting in place of Cousins.
DeMarcus Cousins is a late scratch tonight with a sprained ankle.
DeMarcus Cousins (sprained ankle) is inactive tonight
DeMarcus Cousins is inactive for tonight's game with a right ankle sprain.
An unrelated hoops note: the brownie game in the media room at Sleep Train Arena just leveled up today. http://t.co/7tEKuU18F5
Ben McLemore has been named Western Conference Rookie of the Month.
But I"m sure Anthony Davis is glad to know so many of you are wishing him a speedy recovery. LOL
It's just hard for a player on a team that loses 2/3 of its games to get an All-Star. DMC should have the numbers but it will be tough.
Example: If Portland keeps this up (maybe even not) Aldridge gets in no problem. If T-Wolves are around .500, same for Love, I assume.
It'll be tough for Cousins as long as the Kings are near the bottom of the conference. Coaches tend to award players on good teams.
No, me saying Anthony Davis was playing like an All-Star was not my way of endorsing DeMarcus Cousins for the game.
Anthony Davis was playing like an All-Star. Too bad he'll be out.
Gotta remember, you're talking about short-term buys here. Beane reconfiguring, compensating (Colon, Balfour) for another immediate push.
P.S. They could still use a middle IF
The STOP rep recognized me after I started correcting him on things, but he was going door to door, not just my house.
After I corrected the STOP rep on SEVERAL issues, he admitted to me he was actually for the arena, just doing a job. I get it, but SMH
Wow, just had someone from STOP knock on my door & ask me to sign petition "before city spends $800m of your money." When will the lies end
Baseball, football just not the same. In the past several months, Billy Beane has traded away his 1st-round picks from 2008, '09 and '10.
Kings fans everywhere - my gym in Palo Alto http://t.co/tjuBIZCDuy
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