Final Score: Sacramento 107, Brooklyn 86
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Thornton scored a game-high 24
points to lead the Sacramento Kings in a 107-86 rout of the Brooklyn Nets at
Sleep Train Arena.
Isaiah Thomas added 19 points and Greivis Vasquez had 17 points and 12 assists
for the Kings, who snapped a five-game skid.
"It's good...first win in November," Thomas said of snapping the skid. "Every
win is important and you're only as good as your last game so I feel like
we're pretty good right now."
Brook Lopez scored 16 points to go with nine rebounds, while Deron Williams
and Shaun Livingston finished with 13 points apiece for the Nets, who are off
to a disappointing 2-5 start.
"There's a process that we have to go through," Nets head coach Jason Kidd
said of the team's struggles. "This is something that you're going to go
through as a team at some point in the season it just happens that we're going
through it a little bit earlier than we expected."
The Kings led 23-19 after a back-and-forth first quarter.
Thornton, who buried four 3-pointers, capped a 19-5 run with a trey from the
corner to give Sacramento a 41-23 lead just past the midway point of the
Brooklyn clawed its way back into the game as Paul Pierce buried a pair of
free throws to make it 43-36 with 2:10 remaining, but the Kings closed the
half with a 9-4 flurry for a 52-40 spread.
Sacramento's lead swelled to 23 several times in the third quarter, and
Brooklyn couldn't get closer than 13 the rest of the way.
Sacramento scored 20 points off 15 Brooklyn turnovers, while giving it away
just seven times ... The Kings' bench outscored the Nets' reserves 57-29 ...
The Nets shot just 37.8 percent (31-for-82) and went just 3-for-13 from 3-
11/14 02:23:16 ET
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