NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Sacramento
(Sunday, February 1st)
Final Score: Sacramento 122, Oklahoma City 118 (OT)
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Kevin Martin scored a game-high 37 points, and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 122-118, in overtime.
John Salmons posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Kings, who snapped an eight-game losing streak. Francisco Garcia scored 17, while Jason Thompson scored 15 to go with six rebounds in the win.
Spencer Hawes recorded 13 points and seven rebounds, and Bobby Jackson had 11 points and six rebounds for Sacramento.
"As a team, we know that we need to get (Martin) the ball because he's very productive on the offensive end," Jackson said. "He brings so much to this team, offensively, and everybody feeds off that. He just had a great night."
Russell Westbrook hit 20-of-22 free throws for 34 points for the Thunder, who had won five of eight coming into the game. Kevin Durant provided 33 points, and Jeff Green had 28 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Nick Collison posted 10 points and 14 boards for Oklahoma City.
"We would rather have the win (than a close loss)," Durant said. "We're still learning, but we're not going to make that as an excuse. We just want to get better, but games like tonight, we got to find ways to pull out the win."
Leading 92-90 heading into the fourth, the Kings led for much of the quarter before Durant's six-foot basket and dunk gave the Thunder a 105-104 edge with 3:51 to go.
Sacramento scored seven of the next nine points in the game, and Jackson's layup with 1:43 left put the hosts up, 111-107.
The Thunder closed to within one on a Westbrook layup, and Hawes made it 112-109 after he made 1-of-2 free throws.
Martin missed a chance to ice the game on a jumper, and the Thunder got the ball back with 3.6 seconds remaining. Sacramento fouled Green with 2.5 seconds left, and he made the first one, setting up an intentional miss.
On the miss, Green got his own rebound over Salmons and drained a jumper in the lane with one second left to tie the game at 112, sending the game to overtime after Shelden Williams missed a three-point attempt.
Tied at 116 in overtime, Jackson hit consecutive jumpers to make it a four- point game with 1:42 to go. Westbrook's jumper cut the deficit to two with 1:24 left, and Durant missed a jumper with 15 seconds with a chance to tie.
Salmons drained two free throws a couple seconds later, and the Kings held on for the victory.
Sacramento held a 33-31 lead after one quarter and increased the advantage to 63-57 at halftime.
After a back-and-forth third quarter, the Kings held a 92-90 edge to start the fourth.
Sacramento improved to 8-16 at home, while Oklahoma City fell to 3-20 on the road...The Kings have won four of the last five meetings with the Sonics/Thunder...Garcia added seven assists for the Kings.
02/01 20:25:56 ET