Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points to lead the
Sacramento Kings to a 116-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley
Rudy Gay added 22 points and DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 21 points, 10
rebounds and five assists for the Kings, winners in two straight.
"It was tough, (Cousins) is a load down there and he's one of the best centers
in the league. It is a challenge," said Bucks center John Henson.
Ray McCallum scored 15 points and Reggie Evans chipped in with 13 off the
bench in the win.
Brandon Knight scored 25 points to go with five rebounds and six assists and
Jeff Adrien scored 15 for the Bucks, losers in three of their last four games.
The Kings led 28-26 following a closely contested opening frame. Neither side
led by more than five in the period.
O.J. Mayo tied the game with a pair of free throws at the 9:14 mark of the
second, but a 15-2 run had the Kings leading 48-35. The Kings' lead swelled to
16 late in the frame, and they took a 61-48 into the break.
The Kings opened the third on a 13-7 swing to push their lead to 19, 74-55,
near the midway point of the quarter. Gay's 3-pointer at the buzzer made it
95-74 entering the final frame.
The Bucks were never closer than 14 the rest of the way.
"When the ball is moving and we're sharing the ball, the offense is going to
be crisper. We had that tonight," Kings coach Michael Malone said.
Cousins has scored at least 20 points 35 times this season ... Thomas has
reached 20 points in eight of his last night games ... Thomas was ejected late
in the fourth after receiving a double technical ... The Bucks haven't won
consecutive games since March 17-19, 2013 ... Khris Middleton was the only
other Milwaukee player in double figures with 11 points.
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