Durant scores 32, Thunder top Kings 118-110

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, reserve Daequan Cook had all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 118-110 on Tuesday night to win their first game since top James Harden took an elbow to the head.

Durant extended his lead in a tight NBA scoring race with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter in a close game. Durant is averaging 27.97 points per game to Bryant’s 27.86 with each having one game left.

Cook filled the scoring void, scoring Oklahoma City’s first 14 points of the final period to put the Thunder ahead for the first time since the first quarter.

DeMarcus Cousins, who was allowed to play only after his 13th technical foul was rescinded earlier in the day, led Sacramento with 32 points.

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