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Randolph helps Kings knock off Thunder 94-86

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Zach Randolph chuckled at the thought that he is too old to still log major minutes in the NBA. The veteran big man has a different perspective on his game.

''I'm in my prime,'' Randolph said with a wide grin.

Looked pretty good Tuesday night.

Randolph scored each of his 18 of his points in the second half, Buddy Hield had 21 points and the Sacramento Kings rallied for a 94-86 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

''Just kept battling,'' Randolph said. ''We have to stick with it. It's a long season. Anything can happen. We have a good team. We can compete with anybody. It's a confidence thing and a believing thing.''

Sacramento stopped a seven-game losing streak with its first win since Oct. 20. The Kings (2-8) were limited to 10 points in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 17, but they stormed back to take the lead going into halftime and never trailed in the second half.

The 36-year-old Randolph was 8 for 15 from the field and also contributed eight rebounds. The Kings signed him in the offseason primarily to fill a mentor role on a team filled with young players.

''He's like a pillar for us,'' teammate Justin Jackson said. ''Just having him on the court, everybody has to pay attention to him. Whenever they start doing that, that frees us up a little bit more.''

Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Oklahoma City, which has dropped three in a row. The Thunder shot 33.7 percent (29 for 86) from the field, committed three shot clock violations in the third quarter alone and finished with 17 turnovers.

Carmelo Anthony added 16 points and seven rebounds in his first game since he was ejected in Oklahoma City's 103-99 loss at Portland on Sunday.

''At times we had some possessions that were not great but I also thought we had a lot of really good looks at times that didn't go down,'' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. ''We just didn't make enough shots or play well enough on offense.''

This one will sting the Thunder for a while.

Oklahoma City led 25-8 late in the first quarter and appeared headed for a lopsided win before Sacramento quickly erased the deficit and went in front for good.

''It starts with me'' Westbrook said. ''Part of my job is to do that and make sure my guys are ready to play. I take ownership in that. It's part of my job to get us back on a roll.''

Randolph was held scoreless in the first half but scored 12 in the third and six in the fourth, including a layup that made it 89-83 with 1:18 remaining.

Westbrook's 3-pointer trimmed the gap to 89-86 but Sacramento made three free throws and Jackson added an emphatic dunk with one second left.

Jackson had 16 points for the Kings, and De'Aaron Fox finished with 10 points and eight assists.

Steven Adams scored 14 points for Oklahoma City, and Paul George had 12.

WHAT A RELIEF

With the starting five struggling, Sacramento's reserves scored the team's first 29 points - an NBA record, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The previous record was 23 set by Milwaukee against Orlando on April 5, 2011.

''We beat a good team with good players, good coaching and a great front office and everybody had a part in it,'' Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. ''I'd love to give a bunch of `Atta boys' out but that was a total team effort.''

TIP-INS

Thunder: Westbrook assisted on Oklahoma City's first four baskets, including three to Adams, but didn't get another until early in the fourth quarter. The six-time All-Star also was called for a Flagrant 1 penalty in the third quarter after hitting Bogdan Bogdanovic in the face with his left hand while attempting a shot. ... Anthony was called for a technical foul in the fourth.

Kings: Sacramento missed its first 11 shots.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Plays on the road for the sixth time in seven games Thursday at Denver.

Kings: Hosts Philadelphia on Thursday. The two teams split two games last season, each winning at home.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Justin Jackson made dunk, assist by Buddy Hield 0:01
  Lost ball turnover on Russell Westbrook 0:04
+ 1 Buddy Hield made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
+ 1 Buddy Hield made 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Personal foul on Alex Abrines 0:09
  Defensive rebound by Buddy Hield 0:09
  Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:11
  Defensive rebound by Jerami Grant 0:14
  George Hill missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:14
+ 1 George Hill made 1st of 2 free throws 0:14
  Personal foul on Steven Adams 0:14
Team Stats
Points 86 94
Field Goals 29-86 (33.7%) 37-79 (46.8%)
3-Pointers 10-37 (27.0%) 9-24 (37.5%)
Free Throws 18-23 (78.3%) 11-12 (91.7%)
Total Rebounds 55 50
Offensive 9 5
Defensive 35 42
Team 11 3
Assists 15 21
Steals 16 6
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 14 23
Fouls 18 24
Technicals 1 1
20 PTS, 12 REB, 6 AST
21 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
1234T
away team logo Thunder 4-6 2516162986
home team logo Kings 2-8 1032252794
Team Stats
away team logo Thunder 4-6 111.4 PPG 48.1 RPG 22.7 APG
home team logo Kings 2-8 115.4 PPG 44.2 RPG 25.4 APG
Key Players
R. Westbrook G 20.7 PPG 10.7 RPG 10.0 APG 43.3 FG%
B. Hield G 19.3 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.5 APG 48.2 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Westbrook G 20 PTS 12 REB 6 AST
B. Hield G 21 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
33.7 FG% 46.8
27.0 3PT FG% 37.5
78.3 FT% 91.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Westbrook 36 20 12 6 3 0 7 2 7/21 2/8 4/5 0 12 40 +2
C. Anthony 34 16 7 2 1 0 1 1 4/17 3/9 5/7 1 6 27 -21
S. Adams 29 14 6 0 5 1 3 4 4/5 0/0 6/6 2 4 23 +4
P. George 36 12 6 2 3 0 0 2 4/16 3/9 1/1 0 6 25 -2
A. Roberson 28 4 4 2 2 1 1 2 2/5 0/1 0/0 3 1 14 -10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Westbrook 36 20 12 6 3 0 7 2 7/21 2/8 4/5 0 12 40 +2
C. Anthony 34 16 7 2 1 0 1 1 4/17 3/9 5/7 1 6 27 -21
S. Adams 29 14 6 0 5 1 3 4 4/5 0/0 6/6 2 4 23 +4
P. George 36 12 6 2 3 0 0 2 4/16 3/9 1/1 0 6 25 -2
A. Roberson 28 4 4 2 2 1 1 2 2/5 0/1 0/0 3 1 14 -10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Grant 26 10 6 1 0 0 1 3 4/8 0/2 2/4 2 4 17 +9
P. Patterson 15 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 2/5 1/3 0/0 0 0 5 -9
J. Huestis 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 3 +2
A. Abrines 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 0 3 -4
T. Ferguson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 -6
R. Felton 13 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0/4 0/1 0/0 0 2 7 -5
K. Singler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Dozier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Collison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 86 44 15 16 2 14 18 29/86 10/37 18/23 9 35 164 -40
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Z. Randolph 26 18 8 3 2 0 6 2 8/15 0/1 2/2 1 7 28 -1
G. Temple 30 8 5 2 0 0 2 2 3/9 2/6 0/0 0 5 15 +11
W. Cauley-Stein 21 7 5 2 1 2 2 2 2/4 0/0 3/3 2 3 17 0
B. Bogdanovic 21 7 4 0 0 2 2 2 2/8 1/2 2/2 2 2 11 -1
G. Hill 24 1 5 3 0 0 1 2 0/3 0/2 1/2 0 5 11 +4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Z. Randolph 26 18 8 3 2 0 6 2 8/15 0/1 2/2 1 7 28 -1
G. Temple 30 8 5 2 0 0 2 2 3/9 2/6 0/0 0 5 15 +11
W. Cauley-Stein 21 7 5 2 1 2 2 2 2/4 0/0 3/3 2 3 17 0
B. Bogdanovic 21 7 4 0 0 2 2 2 2/8 1/2 2/2 2 2 11 -1
G. Hill 24 1 5 3 0 0 1 2 0/3 0/2 1/2 0 5 11 +4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Hield 27 21 7 1 2 0 3 3 7/9 4/4 3/3 0 7 29 +5
J. Jackson 30 16 4 0 0 0 0 3 7/14 2/6 0/0 0 4 20 +14
D. Fox 23 10 2 8 0 1 5 2 5/10 0/2 0/0 0 2 24 +4
K. Koufos 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 5 -9
V. Carter 14 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 7 +9
S. Labissiere 10 2 3 0 0 0 1 4 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 3 4 +4
F. Mason III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Cooley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sampson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Papagiannis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Giles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 94 47 21 6 5 23 24 37/79 9/24 11/12 5 42 171 +40