The Sacramento Kings had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 39-79 (49.4%) from the field, including 12-23 (52.2%) from beyond the arc, in a close 105-100 win over the Orlando Magic. Sacramento (8-18) entered the game on a three losing streak.
Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points on 8-15 shooting, including 3-7 on 3-point attempts. He tallied 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals also. Other top contributors for Sacramento included Rudy Gay with 23 points and 6 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Jason Thompson with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Arron Afflalo had another quality performance for Orlando despite the loss, putting up 26 points on 9-17 shooting (3-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-7 from the free throw line.
The Kings combined an eFG% of 57.0% with 52.2% 3-point shooting. They are 1-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Magic, on the other hand, are winless (0-5) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Orlando (8-19) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Utah on Wednesday.
Coming up next, the Kings battle the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 11-13 on the year. The Magic meet the New York Knicks, currently 8-18 this season. The Magic have a 0-1 record against New York this season.