Thomas and Gay combine for 65, Kings defeat Nuggets

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Isaiah Thomas finished with 33 points and notched 6 assists, while Rudy Gay added 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a victory over the Denver Nuggets, 109-95. This is the second win in as many games for Sacramento (20-36) after beating Boston on Saturday.

Thomas shot 12-16 (4-5 from three-point range) and 5-6 from the free throw line, in a solid outing. DeMarcus Cousins contributed 27 points and 9 rebounds for Sacramento as well. Evan Fournier had a rare strong game off the bench for Denver in the loss, putting up 27 points on 8-11 shooting (4-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-8 from the free throw line. Kenneth Faried contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds.

This drops Denver (25-30) to 1-2 versus Sacramento on the season.

Coming up next, the Kings battle the Houston Rockets, who are 37-18 on the year. The Nuggets go up against the Portland Trail Blazers, currently 37-18 this season. The Kings have won two of their last three meetings with Houston. The Nuggets have lost their last two meetings with Portland.

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