Steven Adams leaves court injured again in Oklahoma City Thunder win

Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams has suffered a left hip contusion in Oklahoma City Thunder's win over the Sacramento Kings.

The center was tracking for a big game after scoring six points, two blocks and six rebounds in 23 minutes before leaving the court.

The news comes 24 hours after the 25-year-old injured his ankle against the San Antonio Spurs - an injury that had him in doubt for the clash with the Kings.

The Thunder eventually overcame a poor third quarter to run down the Kings 106-101 in California.

Adams has seen career best numbers this season, averaging 13.8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block per game while shooting 64 percent from the field.

The five point win cements OKC in fourth spot in the Western Conference with 11 games left in the regular season.