This postgame should be very short and sweet. There’s not much to go over in this one. The Kings never could take the lead in this affair, and only managed to tie the game twice, the last of which was a 4-4 tie at the 9:57 mark of the 1st quarter. The Thunder at one point pushed the lead to 32 points (85-53 with 10:07 to play) before settling for a 94-81 victory that pushes the Thunder’s record to 53-19 while dropping the Kings to a dismal 25-47. Although the Kings didn’t have anything left to play for anyway, seeing as they’ve been eliminated from playoff contention for several days now.
Kevin Durant dropped 29, marking the 37th straight contest with 25 or more points. Three more games of that production will tie Michael Jordan’s streak of 40 games. If he beats, or even ties that streak, I don’t see “King James” taking the MVP from him this season. Russell Westbrook was good for 18 points himself, and on-again, off-again Jeremy Lamb was on for this one, scoring 13 points.
Kings starters Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum scored 18 and 13 points respectively, but the Kings got more production from their bench. Jason Thompson had a 10 point, 14 rebound double-double (the only double-double on either squad), Travis Outlaw dropped 17 points, and Quincy Acy pulled down 13 rebounds.
Again, not much here. The Utah game has already been played, so that postgame will be coming up very shortly (as in sometime this evening, hopefully before the Spurs game starts). Stay Tuned.