The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-95 Monday to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference and eclipse the 60-win mark for the first time since moving to Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant provided a vintage performance with 29 points (10-16 shooting), eight assists and seven rebounds in 37 minutes. He really got things going in the second quarter where he poured in 14 points and hit a pair of threes. Russell Westbrook turned in 21 points and eight assists as well. The Thunder received plenty of production from their bench minus Kevin Martin. Oklahoma native Daniel Orton provided 10 points and seven rebounds (five offensive) in what was easily the best performance of his young career. Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb combined for 18 points as well while Ronnie Brewer pulled down 13 total rebounds, five on the offensive glass. The Kings outscored the Thunder 28-21 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to climb back into the game. Sacramento's bench outscored Oklahoma City's bench 53-32 including 12 points and 13 rebounds from former Thunder-member Cole Aldrich. Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with 16 points.
Thunder clinch top seed in West with win over Kings
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