There's a belief that the Kings play their most inspired basketball against the NBA's best teams.

It might be time to put that notion to rest for a while.

Another top team came to Sleep Train Arena, and the Kings were blown out again.

This time, it was the Oklahoma City Thunder that reminded the Kings how far they are from elite status with a 105-95 win Friday night.

The Thunder led by 25 in the second half before sitting most of the regulars for the fourth quarter.

The Kings led 23-9 with 5:09 to play in the first quarter. From that point on it was Oklahoma City's game. The Thunder took the lead 38-37 with 7:51 to go in the second quarter.

"Good teams are going to make a run, regardless if you're up 20," said Kings forward John Salmons.