Davis’ 28 lead Kings to 2nd straight win over Clippers


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Terrence Davis scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time in four nights with a 104-99 victory Saturday.

Davis made all four of his 3-point attempts in the third quarter and finished 6 of 11 from beyond the arc.

Tyrese Haliburton added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for Sacramento, which beat the Clippers 124-115 on Wednesday in Los Angeles. De’Aaron Fox had 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Marvin Bagley III recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Marcus Morris Sr. led the Clippers with 21 points and nine rebounds. Reggie Jackson added 18 points.

Paul George had 15 points and nine assists, but shot just 5 of 21 from the field. Ivica Zubac had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Sacramento used a 12-2 run early in the fourth quarter to open its biggest lead of the game at 90-76. Los Angeles answered with nine straight points to get within 90-85, but Davis’ three-point play pushed the lead back to eight with 4:24 remaining.

Morris made a deep 3-pointer with 10.4 seconds remaining to cut the Kings’ lead to 102-99, but Buddy Hield made two free throws to seal the win.

Sacramento held the Clippers to just 38% shooting from the field, including 13 of 34 from 3-point range. The Kings shot 42%.

Los Angeles opened the game on a 9-2 run and led by as many as eight in the first half. Sacramento went on a 10-0 run late in the second quarter to take a 50-45 lead into halftime.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

The Kings’ win marked their first home victory against the Clippers since March 19, 2013, snapping a 15-game losing streak.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Nicolas Batum missed his eighth straight game in the league’s health and safety protocols, but coach Tyronn Lue said that he was nearing a return. … Morris was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter.

Kings: Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) missed his fifth straight game and Moe Harkless (left knee soreness) missed his fourth straight. Interim coach Alvin Gentry was hopeful both could play next game. … Bagley returned to the lineup after missing two games with a non-COVID-19 illness. … Chimezie Metu had a career-high five blocks.

UP NEXT

Clippers: At Portland on Monday night.

Kings: Host Orlando on Wednesday night.

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