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SACRAMENTO, Calif. NKeal Harry Jersey Large . -- While the Sacramento Kings enjoy a modest two-game winning streak, the Oklahoma City Thunder are wondering what happened the past two weeks.DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Kings to a 116-101 victory over the slumping Thunder on Wednesday night.The Kings had a 36-point third quarter and gradually pulled away in the fourth in dealing the Thunder their third straight loss and seventh in nine games. The Thunder opened the season with a 6-1 record,Weve got to be ready to play. Thats plain and simple. Figure it out, Russell Westbrook said.Going to a smaller lineup the last two games, it appears the Kings may have figured something. But theyre still making sure their All-Star center gets plenty of touches.Cousins made three 3-pointers, hit 14 of 28 shots and proved a handful for the Thunder to contain.DeMarcus is one of the best, if not the best center in the game, teammate Kosta Koufos said. He can do it all, shoot the 3, post up, put it on the floor. You name it, he can do it.Cousins received considerable help, especially in the second half from Darren Collison and Rudy Gay. Gay said he fought through a stomach virus in scoring 15 of his 17 points in the final two quarters.Collison scored 10 of his season-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and added six assists. Both Gay and Collison connected on three 3-pointers after intermission. The Kings had 12 3-pointers in evening their home record at 4-4.I think it was just finding our spots (in the second half), Gay said. I dont know, maybe I was more aggressive. I know Darren was more aggressive, I can tell you that. We were stagnant in the first half. I felt we pushed through in the second half.Westbrook nearly had his sixth triple-double of the season, getting 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Victor Oladipo made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points.Its not necessarily one player. We just got to keep working, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. I think we got a great group of guys in the locker room that are trying and working. We just got to continually understand the importance of a lot of the little things in the course of 48 minutes.Koufos led the productive Sacramento reserves with nine points and 10 rebounds. Ben McLemore scored all nine of his points during a productive first-half stretch and Ty Lawson added eight and four assists.I thought our bench in the first half was fantastic, Kings coach Dave Joerger said. They picked up the pace, the ball was moving, slinging around the floor. Its fun to play (like that.)Cousins scored on a variety of shots in the third quarter and had 13 points in helping Sacramento build its lead to 87-65 heading into the fourth.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook made all 11 of 12 free throws and had 20 points in the opening half. ... The Thunder are 2-4 on the road. .. Oklahoma City committed only nine turnovers, but shot 42 percent.Kings: The Kings went to Cousins early and he responded with 16 first-quarter points. .. Gay, the Kings second-leading scorer, didnt have a basket until making a 3-pointer early in the third quarter.RAPTORS PROTEST KINGS VICTORYThe Toronto Raptors filed a protest with the league office regarding a controversial 3-point shot that was disallowed following a video replay in Sundays loss to the Kings. The shot by Terrance Ross would have sent the game into overtime.Ive been through it before. There are advantages and disadvantages of the replay system, Joerger said. But at the end of the day what its there for is to get it right. You can argue one side or the other, but whatever side youre on, whether it benefits you or it doesnt benefits you, the biggest thing is that our league can get it right.UP NEXTThunder: Conclude three-game road trip Friday at Denver.Kings: Host James Harden-led Houston on Friday. 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"If you can all dream about that and get that in your mind, well have something were all driven toward. "I dont want the players walking in the hallways of the Air Canada Centre and seeing pictures from 1962," he added. "Get rid of those pictures and tell them, this is your legacy." As part of that legacy, Leiweke suggested that Leafs general manager Dave Nonis will have his contract situation solidified in the near future. "Well probably have some news on that very soon," Leiweke told the Post. "Im a big Dave Nonis fan, and I want a culture here that is different than the one I stepped into." The former AEG executive has set a goal of doubling the value of the organization in the next five to seven years with winning being front and centre. "Winning does a lot of that, 30 per cent minimum comes just from winning," Leiweke suggested. On that note, he offered a unique prespective on the Leafs heart-breaking first-round loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7. "I think they need a few ass-kickings, and thats one that will stay with them for a long time,"t; Leiweke said of the Leafs players. Patriots Jerseys China. "I think it will pay huge dividends in the long term, no matter how painful it was." MLSEs NBA property, the Toronto Raptors, meanwhile are a team in transition looking to build through the draft and Leiweke felt that former general manager Bryan Colangelo was not part of the future. "I didnt get along with the GM of the basketball team, so we brought in somebody who sees the world the same way I do," he said, adding the owners "are very aware that we may ultimately have to, excuse my English, suck to be good. They understand theyre going to have to be patient there." Patience is what he preaches and has told the owners of MLSE as much. "Our owners know weve got to be patient and stop knee-jerking like we have in the past," he said. Major League Soccers Toronto FC has also struggled and, while he would not comment on rumours of Uruguayan international Diego Forlan joining the team, Leiweke did say a splash is needed to keep the fans interest. "We better have a significant signing or this erosion were currently experiencing will continue," he said. Bringing the NFL to Toronto would also add to the MLSE brand and Leiweke would like to add that to the stable of teams. "It is a safe bet to say well have some role there, to be determined, but thats on our radar screen," he said. "I know the league well and if we can help in that, we will certainly try to help." ' ' '