NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Orlando|
(Wednesday, February 27th)
Final Score: Sacramento 125, Orlando 101
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - John Salmons had 21 points and Marcus Thornton
scored 20, as the Sacramento Kings snapped a nine-game road skid with a
125-101 rout of the Orlando Magic.
The Kings pushed Miami to double-overtime on Tuesday, and one night later
snapped a season-high six-game losing streak.
Tyreke Evans contributed 17 points and seven assists for the Kings, who also
received 13 points apiece from DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Jimmer
"All these guys were very, very fresh. These guys played a decent game last
night. Slowly and methodically we've been playing good basketball. We finally
put it all together here tonight." Kings coach Keith Smart said.
The Magic failed to build on a 14-point win at Philadelphia the night before
and lost for the sixth time in seven contests. Tobias Harris led the way with
a career-best 23 points for Orlando, which also got 15 points from Arron
Afflalo and 14 from Beno Udrih.
"It was going to boil down to penetration and keeping the ball in front of us.
It was a tough task tonight," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said.
The first half of this game told the story. The Kings shot 62.2 percent, while
the Magic struggled at a 35.7 percent clip over the opening 24 minutes.
E'Twaun Moore's 3-pointer boosted the Magic to a 13-7 advantage three minutes
into the game, but Sacramento used a 29-7 spurt to take command. Fredette
capped the burst with a jumper inside of a minute left in the quarter.
The Kings held a 36-22 cushion moving to the second and continued to pull
away. The margin reached 21 at 56-35 on Patterson's layup with 4:46 remaining
in the half. The visitors were comfortably in front, 67-44, at the break.
Sacramento's lead reached as high as 33 in the second half, at 96-63 with 1:45
left in the third quarter.
The Kings are 1-3 on their road trip, which concludes at San Antonio on Friday
... This was Sacramento's second win in the last 10 meetings against Orlando,
but the Kings swept the season series, winning 91-82 on Dec. 7 in California
... Orlando guard Jameer Nelson (left patella contusion) missed his fourth
straight game ... Sacramento moved to 6-26 on the road ... Salmons and
Fredette combined to go 7-of-9 from 3-point range.
02/27 22:01:04 ET