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Fox, Barnes helps Kings pull away to defeat Wizards 119-105

De’Aaron Fox scored 28 points and the short-handled Sacramento Kings beat the faltering Washington Wizards 119-105 on Wednesday night. 3 points helped Sacramento end a 3-game losing streak. Tristan Thompson and Buddy Hield scored 15 points each. The Kings were absent interim coach Alvin Gentry and players Marvin Bagley III and Terence Davis, all of whom were included in the NBA’s health and safety protocols earlier in the day. Assistant Doug Christie coached the team in place of Gentry, Bradley Beal had 30 points and 5 assists for Washington. The Wizards have dropped 3 points in a row and 6 out of 7 games. The Kings led 89-77 at the end of the third quarter and overtook the Wizards 42-16 later. Barnes scored 10 consecutive points, including a three-pointer when he turned 360 degrees, shot inside and was fouled by Raul Neto, giving Sacramento a 105-96 lead and the Kings equalizing. rough stretch for Wizards. Washington is in the midst of the longest trip of the season and it is unlikely Kyle Kuzma will compete after he has also joined the protocols. Kuzma cleared the ball and scored 6 points after 33 minutes. Point guard Kings had 16 points in the first half and scored on a steering wheel to take the lead 57-56. … Daniel Gafford had his 500th career rebound in the third quarter. Mitchell had 13 points and five assists. .. Richaun Holmes (right eye) did not compete. UP NEXTWizards: Play the second half against Suns in Phoenix on Thursday. Kings: Face the Grizzlies on Friday at Golden 1 Center. Memphis won 4 games in a row against Sacramento .__ See also AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

De’Aaron Fox scored 28 points and the short-handled Sacramento Kings beat the faltering Washington Wizards 119-105 on Wednesday night.

Harrison Barnes added 19 points, 15 points in the dominant fourth half as he had a pair of three-pointers and a three-pointer to help Sacramento end a three-game losing streak. Tristan Thompson and Buddy Hield scored 15 points each.

The Kings lacked interim coach Alvin Gentry and players Marvin Bagley III and Terence Davis, all of whom were included in NBA health and safety protocols earlier in the day. Assistant Doug Christie coached the team in place of Gentry.

Bradley Beal had 30 points and 5 assists for Washington. The Wizards fell in a row three and six out of seven.

The Kings led 89-77 at the end of the third quarter and outperformed the Wizards 42-16 afterward.

Barnes created a big spark for Sacramento after Fox came on from the bench early in the fourth inning. Barnes scored 10 consecutive points, including a three-pointer when he performed a 360-degree turn, shot straight in and was fouled by Raul Neto.

That gave Sacramento a 105-96 lead and the Kings withdrew.

The loss continued to drag on for the Wizards. Washington is in the midst of the longest trip of the season and it is unlikely Kyle Kuzma will compete after he has also joined the protocols. Kuzma cleared the ball and scored six points after 33 minutes.

Beal shot the Wizards for an early nine-point lead, connecting with eight of his first 13 attempts, including a pair of 3s corner kicks.

Fox continuously attacked the basket to let Sacramento close. Point guard Kings had 16 points in the first half and scored on a dribble to take a 57-56 lead.

CAT

Wizards: Montrezl Harrell had eight points in the first quarter on three innings. … Daniel Gafford posted his 500th career rebound in the third quarter.

Kings: With Davis out, rookie Davion Mitchell got his first game of the season as part of Sacramento’s three-man roster that included Fox and Tyrese Haliburton. Mitchell had 13 points and five assists. .. Richaun Holmes (right eye) did not compete.

NEXT

Wizards: Play the second half against the Suns in Phoenix on Thursday.

Kings: Face the Grizzlies on Friday at Golden 1 Center. Memphis has won 4 games in a row against Sacramento.

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Other AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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