acramento Kings power forward James Johnson (52) is tripped up by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) and power forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the second quarter at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Serge Ibaka added 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 113-103 on Friday night for their 10th straight win.
It's the franchise's longest winning streak since 1996, when it won 11 in a row as the Seattle SuperSonics.
The Kings didn't go away easily, closing to 103-98 after trailing by as many as 24 in the fourth quarter. Isaiah Thomas scored all 26 of his points in the final 13½ minutes. He had four 3-pointers, a layup and a jumper during a 23-4 comeback attempt by Sacramento.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks had already emptied his bench, but ended up calling timeout to put starters back in and hold off the Kings.
The Associated Press