Player of the game: All-Star guard Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Thunder overcame a Kings rally in the fourth quarter to win 98-95 and send Sacramento to its third straight loss.
Turning point: Kevin Durant hit a jumper to give the Thunder a 96-95 lead with 23 seconds to play after DeMarcus Cousins missed two free throws that would have given the Kings a three-point lead. The Kings had a chance to respond on the next possession, but Rudy Gay turned the ball over without getting a shot off.
X-factor: The Kings missed 12 free throws, which proved costly in a close game.
Records: Kings 7-15, Thunder 12-8
Key injuries: Center Willie Cauley-Stein missed his second game because of an open dislocation of his right index finger.