Westbrook triple-double guides Thunder past Kings

With ankle sprain Steven Adams returns to Thunder lineup versus Kings

With ankle sprain Steven Adams returns to Thunder lineup versus Kings

Westbrook, now fourth on the list with 99 career triple-doubles, has gotten the gross majority of his over the past two seasons.

The Oklahoma City Thunder continued their push towards a top four seeding with a 106-101 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Of the Thunder's final 13 games of the regular season, 11 will be against playoff teams or teams contending for the playoffs.

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony finished with 21 points apiece to pace the Thunder, with Anthony knocking down five of his seven triples on a night when OKC made 16 shots from beyond the arc (from 36 attempts). Just two days earlier against San Antonio, he hurt his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.

Steven Adams is getting banged from pillar to post as the Oklahoma City Thunder look to secure their spot in the National Basketball Association playoffs.

By the end of the third quarter a once eight-point OKC lead had turned into a one-point deficit.

For the Kings, Bogdanovic led the way with 19 points, while Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each chipped in 15.

A pair of Bogdan Bogdanovic free throws brought them back to 104-101, but Corey Brewer closed things out for OKC with a pair of free throws with 17 seconds on the clock to put them over the line.

Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson returned after missing Saturday's game against San Antonio while in concussion protocol.

Until the injury, the big Kiwi had been effective in his 22 minutes, with six points from 3-5 shooting and six rebounds. He played 11 minutes and scored three points. They entered the game a combined 41 of 151 (27.1 percent) from long distance since the All-Star break.