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Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas carry Kings over Celtics

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Isaiah Thomas recorded his sixth double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 12 assists, to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Boston Celtics, 105-98. The Kings were on fire in this one, going 38-73 (52.1%) from the field, including 5-9 (55.6%) from three-point range. Sacramento (19-36) picked up the win after falling to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Thomas shot 6-12 from the field and 9-10 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Sacramento were Rudy Gay with 22 points and 7 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins with 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Carl Landry with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Jeff Green had another strong performance for Boston despite the loss, scoring 29 points on 7-25 shooting (2-9 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 13-18 from the free throw line. Kris Humphries contributed 19 points and 8 rebounds.

The Kings combined an eFG% of 55.5% with 55.6% 3-point shooting. They are 5-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Celtics, on the other hand, are 1-7 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Boston (19-38) has now dropped their last four straight games.

Coming up next, the Kings take on the Denver Nuggets, who are 25-29 on the year. The Celtics meet the Utah Jazz, currently 19-36 this season. The Kings have a 1-1 record against Denver this season. The Celtics have a 1-0 record against Utah this season.


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