The Oklahoma City Thunder have won two straight games heading into Wednesday’s visit to northern California to play the Sacramento Kings. The Thunder defeated the Chicago Bulls 121-96 in a game that had a scuffle during the second quarter that produced four technical fouls. Paul George led the Thunder with 24 points, with 16 coming late in the second quarter.
Sacramento was throttled in its last outing falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 132-105. The Kings trailed at the half 74-44 and never threatened during the second half. Buddy Hield led the Kings in the loss with 21 points. Sacramento was out rebounded by Minnesota 69-44 in the game.
Paul George is the leading scorer for the Thunder averaging 24.9 points per game. Russell Westbrook is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds and assists with averages of 20.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game. The Thunder is shooting 45.4% from the field and 32.3% from 3-point territory.
Buddy Hield leads the Kings in scoring with an average of 19.3 points per game. De’Aaron Fox is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 17.9 points and of 7.3 assists per game. The leading rebounder for the Kings is Willie Cauley-Smith with an average of 8.2rebounds per game. The Kings as a team are shooting 47.9% from the field and 38.6% from 3-point territory.