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Kings rout Thunder behind solid defense

The Kings shook off the memories of their disappointing 1-3 road trip by beating up on the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-83, Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

Neither team shot the ball well, but the Kings (15-20) got enough from Rudy Gay (28 points, nine rebounds), DeMarcus Cousins (23 points, 15 rebounds) and Darren Collison (24 points, seven assists) to prevail while shooting 39.1 percent while holding the Thunder to a season low in points and shooting (32.6 percent) for the season.

Collison made a career-high five three pointers. The Kings made 10 of 19 from three.

The Thunder (17-19) were led by Kevin Durant’s 24 points, but Russell Westbrook struggled, making only three of his 19 shots to finish with 10 points, four assists and seven turnovers. The Thunder shot just 32.6 percent for the game.

Serge Ibaka had 11 points, 10 rebound and eight blocks for Oklahoma City.

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