Thunder win 10th straight, 113-103 over Sacramento

Thunder win 10th straight, 113-103 over Sacramento
December 14, 2012, 10:36 pm
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Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans (13) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


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 13 1/2 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.