Barnes scores 29 points, Kings beat Thunder for 4th straight

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 29 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-117 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Domantas Sabonis had 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists and Kevin Huerter added 20 points for the Kings. They also beat the Thunder on Sunday night.

Thunder rookie Jalen Williams matched a season high with 27 points. Dario Saric, a reserve forward/center the Thunder acquired in a trade with Phoenix before the All-Star break, had a season-high 21 points. But Oklahoma City shot just 43.9% in its fourth straight loss.

The scoring leaders for both teams did not play. Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was out due to health and safety protocols and an abdominal strain and Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox missed with soreness in his left wrist.

There still was plenty of action. Sacramento led 71-66 at halftime behind 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from Sabonis.

The Kings went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter to go up 89-72, but the Thunder rallied and trailed 93-87 heading into the fourth.

Oklahoma City tied it at 98 before Sacramento responded with a 12-2 run, and the Kings controlled the rest of the game.


Kings: F Trey Lyles was called for a technical foul in the second quarter. ... Barnes scored just nine points on Sunday. ... F Keegan Murray finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Thunder: G Isaiah Joe, who scored 28 and 24 points in his previous two games, had eight points on 3-for-5 shooting. ... Signed G Lindy Waters III to a multi-year contract on Monday. The former Oklahoma State star had signed a Two-Way contract last year.


Kings: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday niht.

Thunder: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.


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Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press