Big 3 lead Thunder past Kings 105-95

Big 3 lead Thunder past Kings 105-95
January 26, 2013, 12:38 am

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) stuffs the ball against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Kevin Martin scored 24 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a slow start to overwhelm the Sacramento Kings 105-95 on Friday night.

Russell Westbrook added 18 points and a season-high 14 assists to anchor a 28-10 run to start the third quarter. The spurt helped Oklahoma City go ahead by 25 points and improve to 3-2 on its season-long six-game road trip, which ends Sunday at the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Thunder have won eight of 10 to climb to the top of the NBA standings.

Tyreke Evans scored 16 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and eight rebounds on a difficult night shooting for the Kings, who have lost three straight and four of five. Oklahoma City outshot Sacramento 48 to 41 percent.