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Kings end run of futility by getting home win over Clippers

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Dec 4, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) drives between LA Clippers guards Eric Bledsoe (12) and Luke Kennard (5) during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) drives between LA Clippers guards Eric Bledsoe (12) and Luke Kennard (5) during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Terence Davis scored a season-high 28 points and the Sacramento Kings ended a 15-game home losing streak to the Los Angeles Clippers by beating them 104-99 on Saturday night.

Tyrese Haliburton scored 18 points, De’Aaron Fox added 17 points, and Marvin Bagley III had 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Kings, who last beat the Clippers in Sacramento on March 19, 2013.

The 15-game winning streak in Sacramento matched the longest in NBA history for one road team against another.

Marcus Morris Sr. had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Clippers, who were coming off a 119-115 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Reggie Jackson added 18 points; Paul George had 15 points and 10 assists but shot 5-for-21 from the floor; and Luke Kennard scored 12 off the bench for Los Angeles.

The Kings led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter before settling for a 76-70 lead going into the fourth.

Bagley scored in transition to give Sacramento its biggest lead of the game at 90-76 with 7:23 left.

The Clippers got back within three twice down the stretch, but after the first time, Davis sank a 3-pointer with 2:48 remaining to push the lead back to 98-92.

The Clippers again pulled within three on a Morris 3-pointer with 11 seconds left, but the Clippers never got the ball back with a chance to tie the score.

Davis shot 6-for-11 from 3-point distance and Haliburton was 4-for-8.

Playing for the second night in a row, the Clippers surged to a 9-2 lead, but Sacramento would eventually go on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to take their biggest lead of the first half at 50-42 with 1:48 left.

Los Angeles scored the final three points of the half to trim the lead to 50-45 at the break, but the Kings took their first double-digit lead at 61-51 with 8:23 left in the third quarter.

–Field Level Media