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Russell Westbrook leads Thunder over Kings, 116-103

Player of the game: Oklahoma City All-Star guard Russell Westbrook had game highs of 27 points and 10 assists, leading the host Thunder over the Kings 116-103 on Friday night. He also grabbed five rebounds.

Turning point: After trailing by 13, Sacramento tied the score 72-72 with 2:13 left in the third quarter. The Thunder outscored the Kings 10-4 to close the period and never relinquished the lead.

Key stat: The Kings gave up 20 points off 16 turnovers.

X-factor: Anthony Morrow scored 19 points off the bench for the Thunder. He made 5 of 10 three-point attempts.

Records: Kings 27-52; Thunder 43-36.

Injury update: DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot) missed his third consecutive game. Rudy Gay (concussion) was out for the fifth time in six games. Nik Stauskas (back) returned after missing a game. The Thunder remains in the playoff hunt without Kevin Durant (right foot surgery) and Serge Ibaka (right knee surgery).

Up next: At Denver, Sunday, 2 p.m., CSNCA

Jason Jones

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