SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Buddy Hield made three consecutive three-pointers late within the fourth quarter and scored 25 factors, Marvin Bagley III had his first profession double-double and the Sacramento Kings beat the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 117-113 on Monday night time to spoil Russell Westbrook’s return.

Iman Shumpert scored 21 of his 23 factors within the first half, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 16 factors and the Kings beat the Thunder for the second time this season. Bagley had 15 factors and 13 rebounds, whereas De’Aaron Fox had 13 assists.

Westbrook had 20 factors and 13 assists in his first recreation again in Billy Donovan’s lineup since Nov. 5. The seven-time All-Star had missed 5 video games with a left ankle sprain, then left the group Saturday to welcome the beginning of dual daughters that very same night time. He flew to Sacramento and rejoined the Thunder on Monday morning.

The Kings blew a 19-point lead and have been up 98-96 when Hield went on a tear from the perimeter. His first three prolonged the lead to 101-96. After Jerami Grant’s floater for the Thunder, Hield made back-to-back pictures past the arc.

Oklahoma Metropolis minimize the hole to 115-113 on Paul George’s fourth three-pointer with 6.6 seconds remaining. Fox then made a pair of free throws to seal it for Sacramento.

Paul George added 27 factors and 9 rebounds. Steven Adams had 11 factors and 15 rebounds for Oklahoma Metropolis, which had been an NBA-finest 10-1 over its earlier 11 video games.

Issues acquired chippy early within the third quarter after Willie Cauley-Stein was fouled arduous from behind by Westbrook whereas going for a layup. As he was going out of bounds Cauley-Stein appeared to shove Westbrook, who stumbled again earlier than going after the Kings’ 7-foot middle. Adams intervened and grabbed Cauley-Stein, who then shoved Adams whereas the 2 have been beneath the basket.

Cauley-Stein and Adams have been referred to as for offsetting technical fouls.


Thunder: Terrance Ferguson missed his second straight recreation for private causes. No timetable has been given for his return. . Nerlens Noel sat out with an sickness.

Kings: Sacramento was held to a season-low 15 factors within the third quarter. The earlier low was 17 towards Miami on Oct. 29. The Kings had 10 assists on 15 buckets within the first quarter. . Shumpert had 26 factors within the Kings’ 131-120 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma on Oct. 21. . Kosta Koufos sat out a fourth consecutive recreation with proper calf soreness.


Thunder: Play at Golden State on Wednesday.

Kings: Play at Utah at Wednesday.

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