SGA and Williams combine for 70 as OKC breaks through vs. Kings

Published February 12, 2024, 12:00 AMLei Macaranas

(Oklahoma City Thunder)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 38 points, and Jalen Williams produced another 32 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Sacramento Kings, 127-113, early Monday (PHL). 

SGA made 15-of-26 shots accompanied by seven assists, while Williams made 13-of-20 alongside nine assists and eight rebounds as the Thunder beat the Kings for the first time this season, snapping what was an eight-game streak in head-to-head showdowns by Sacramento.
Lu Dort contributed 17 points and nine rebounds and Chet Holmgren followed with 14 of his own for OKC.

Malik Monk continued his consistent offense for the Kings as he paced them with 26 points.

Domantas Sabonis had a monster statline once again with 21 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds for Sacramento. This marked his fourth triple-double in six games this month.

SGA and Williams took over the first half, scoring 19 each to put them up 67-57 at the break. Big plays from the two continued in the second and gave way for a 16-0 run and a bigger lead ahead of the fourth.

Bouncing back from their disappointing loss to the Mavericks last Sunday, the young core of OKC focused on improving their defense.

De'Aaron Fox, who was averaging nearly 27 points per game, was held to 15 points on 6-for-17 shooting for the Kings.