Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Luguentz Dort recorded a steal and a layup in the final seconds to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-6) to a dramatic 105-103 (16-23, 32-39, 29-24, 28-17) win over the visiting Sacramento Kings (5-8) on Friday night.

Player of the Game
Darius  Bazley
EFF
20
Darius Bazley
Points 15
Accuracy 6-8
Rebounds 8
Assists 0

The Kings had the ball in the closing seconds, dribbling down the clock for a final shot before Dort made his move, lunging out at De'Aaron Fox, knocking the ball away and charging toward the bucket, where he laid it up over Buddy Hield with 1.7 seconds left to put the Thunder in front. Dort finished with 22 points.

Hield's 3-pointer at the buzzer was offline, stretching the Thunder's winning streak to four while the Kings' losing streak stretched to four.

The win kept up Oklahoma City's recent trend of coming from behind late.

In four of its five wins this season, the Thunder have trailed by at least 16 points.

On Friday, Oklahoma City trailed by 18 with just more than five minutes remaining in the third quarter before the Thunder reeled off a 12-2 run to get back into the game.

Darius Bazley scored the first eight points of the run.

Sacramento scored just 17 points in the fourth quarter, making 5 of 23 shots and 1 of 9 from behind the 3-point line. Oklahoma City outscored the Kings 18-6 in the paint in the fourth.

During the three-game stretch heading into the game, the Kings trailed big in the first quarter each time out. But in this one, Sacramento took control early, slowly building its lead over the first three quarters.

The Kings never trailed until Tre Mann's 3-pointer about midway through the fourth put the Thunder ahead for the first time.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also had 22 points, while Bazley had 15. Mann had a season-high 12, scoring seven in the fourth quarter.

Rookie Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had a season-high 14 rebounds for Oklahoma City. Robinson-Earl hadn't had more than six rebounds in any of his first 10 NBA games.

Harrison Barnes led Sacramento with 21 points. Richaun Holmes had 16 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 22 (9/24 FG, 4 TO), Luguentz Dort 22 (9/18 FG, 5 REB), Darius Bazley 15 (5/8 FG, 8 REB), Tre Mann 12.

Sacramento Kings: Harrison Barnes 21 (8/14 FG, 5 REB), De'Aaron Fox 16 (5/14 FG, 5 AST), Richaun Holmes 16 (7/9 FG, 15 REB, 4 TO), Chimezie Metu 14 (4/12 FG, 4 REB), Buddy Hield 14 (5/12 FG).

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Oklahoma Thunder
Sacramento Kings
42%
42/99
Field goals
40%
38/95
61
Rebounds
61
13
Assists
20
8
Steals
5
10
Turnovers
14
18
Fouls
12

Best players

Shai  Gilgeous-Alexander
22 PTS
9/24 FG
2/2 FT
Harrison  Barnes
21 PTS
8/14 FG
4/6 FT
Jeremiah  Robinson-Earl
14 REB
10 DREB
4 OREB
Richaun  Holmes
15 REB
11 DREB
4 OREB
Josh  Giddey
5 As
1 TO
25 MIN
Tyrese  Haliburton
7 As
1 TO
35 MIN
Darius  Bazley
20 EFF
80% 2P%
67% 3P%
Richaun  Holmes
29 EFF
78% 2P%
- 3P%