Basketball: Big game for Steven Adams in Thunder win

Sacramento Kings forward Skal Labissiere, right, reaches for the ball held by Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams. Photo / AP
Sacramento Kings forward Skal Labissiere, right, reaches for the ball held by Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams. Photo / AP

Steven Adams has notched a big double-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up a 110-94 victory over the hopeless Sacramento Kings.

Adams put up 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block, shooting 6/7 from the field for his first double double since February 27.

Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, who won their fifth straight - the longest current streak in the NBA. The win moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference, pending the result of the Los Angeles Clippers' game against Cleveland later today.

Westbrook had a triple-double in each of the first four games of the streak to raise his season total to 34. He needs seven more in Oklahoma City's final 13 games to tie Oscar Robertson for the NBA single-season record, set in the 1961-62 season.

The streaky Doug McDermott had 21 points in 21 minutes off the bench for the Thunder, while Georgios Papagiannis had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento.

- NZ Herald and AP

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