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Kings eliminated from posteason following 116-110 loss to Grizzlies

The Sacramento Kings will miss out on the NBA's postseason for the 15th consecutive season.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Dillon Brooks scored 30 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late rally to defeat the Sacramento Kings 116-110 in the first of a back-to-back between the teams. 

Sacramento will miss the NBA's postseason for the 15th consecutive season following Thursday's loss in Memphis.

Jonas Valanciunas had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, Kyle Anderson added 14 points, and Ja Morant had 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. 

Justin James scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Kings, who were eliminated from contention for the play-in tournament. Chimezie Metu had 17 points. Buddy Hield and Terence Davis scored 16 points each, and Delon Wright had 15 points and eight assists.