SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter for a 109-101 victory Wednesday night.
The Kings led by 20 points going into the final quarter, when Toronto got going offensively and cut the lead to five points with under a minute to play. But the Kings converted six free throws in the final minute to seal their second straight victory after losing seven straight.
Kyle Lowry had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Raptors, who had won four of their last five. Demar DeRozan scored 18 points, Patrick Patterson 14 and Steve Novak 12, all in the fourth quarter.
Isaiah Thomas added 23 points for the Kings.
Kings' guard Marcus Thornton suffered a hard fall and left the game with a bruised right hip and a bruised left knee. He had x-rays taken and were negative. Derrick Williams was a late scratch for Sacramento with a strained left foot.
Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas talks about Wednesday's victory over the Toronto Raptors, and almost lsoing the lead down the stretch. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay talks about getting a win over his former team, entering the final week before the All-Star break and Wednesday's victory over the Toronto Raptors. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins talks about facing former teammates, diving over press row, and Wednesday's close victory over the Toronto Raptors. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone discusses Wednesday's close win over the Toronto Raptors, the play of DeMarcus Cousins in second game back from injury, and the upcoming road trip. News10/KXTV