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Kings vs. Thunder final score: Isaiah Thomas heroics not enough as Oklahoma City wins 97-95

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The Pizza Guy had 21 points in the fourth, but the Kings fell just short.

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Isaiah Thomas exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter, but the Kings came up just short of the Thunder, losing 97-95. Isaiah missed a foul line jumper with two seconds left to end the game.

Isaiah had just three points on 1-6 shooting through three quarters before going nuts. In the fourth, he outscored Oklahoma City 21-19 and shot 8-12 from the floor. He also had four steals and no turnovers for the game.

DeMarcus Cousins sat with a sprained ankle, leading to the rare and wonderful Chuck Hayes start. The Kings had just eight turnovers in the game, but shot below 40 percent. The Kings were fantastic on offense in the first and fourth quarters, but struggled mightily in between.

Kevin Durant paced OKC with 27 points on 8-21 shooting. The Kings next host the Lakers on Friday. It has been billed as Kobe Bryant's potential return to action.