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               === Kings use balanced attack to down Bobcats ===
 
 Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Marcus Thornton scored 18 points and DeMarcus
 Cousins  notched  a double-double  with  17  points  and  10 rebounds  as  the
 Sacramento  Kings edged  the Charlotte  Bobcats, 97-93,  at Time  Warner Cable
 Arena.
 
 Tyreke  Evans added  16  points to  go  with four  assists  and Isaiah  Thomas
 finished  with  15 points for  the Kings, winners in  three of their last four
 games.
 
 Jason Thompson scored 11 points in the victory.
 
 "Our  guys did  a good  job of  moving  the ball  and making  that extra  pass
 tonight," Kings coach Keith Smart said of his team's 24 assists.
 
 Ramon  Sessions  scored 16  points, Gerald  Henderson had  15 and Kemba Walker
 dropped  in 14 points  to go with 10 assists for the Bobcats, who have dropped
 six of their last seven.
 
 Hakim Warrick and Ben Gordon added 12 points apiece in the setback.
 
 Charlotte  outscored the  Kings, 14-10 for 9 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter
 to  take a  90-88 lead. Sacramento, though,  scored the next six points of the
 game  to go  up 94-90 with 44  seconds left. Evans' layup provided a two-point
 edge with 1:19 left, and he followed it with another lay-in.
 
 Sessions'  3-point  play pulled  the Bobcats within  94-93 four seconds later,
 but the Kings held Charlotte scoreless the rest of the way.
 
 Thomas  made a pair of free throws with 18.4 seconds left, and Walker missed a
 potential  tying 3-point  shot in the closing seconds. Thomas then made 1-of-2
 from the foul line with 2.4 seconds to go.
 
 "It  was definitely  a tough one," Charlotte forward Jeff Adrien remarked. "We
 battled  the  whole night. We  just have to  be able to  figure out how to win
 those close ones. There have been a couple of them."
 
 Sacramento  led 25-20  after the first quarter  and took a 51-46 lead into the
 break.  The Bobcats  outscored the  Kings,  30-27, to  cut the  lead to  78-76
 entering the final frame.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Sacramento  outscored  Charlotte, 50-32, in  the paint  ... The Bobcats had 15
 turnovers  leading to  19 points  ... Charlotte  went 26-of-38  from the  free
 throw line.
 
 
 01/20 01:41:49 ET