Sacramento, Calif. (NWN) – Terrence Davis scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half as the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time in four nights on Saturday with a 104-99 victory.
Davis made all four of his three-point attempts in the third quarter and finished 6 of 11 from beyond the arc.
“I think he’s getting a little more comfortable with things,” said Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry. “I think with him, there’s the whole idea behind what’s a good shot and what’s not, or when you shoot it and when you don’t. I think tonight he did well by choosing those opportunities.” Work done.
Tyrese Halliburton added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for Sacramento, which beat the Clippers 124-115 in Los Angeles on Wednesday. De’Aaron Fox had 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Marvin Bagley III recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
“When you shoot, everybody feels good,” Halliburton said. “It’s like you’re throwing a rock in the ocean. It’s like everybody’s leaving and everyone’s having fun. It definitely feels good for us and we have to keep this momentum going.”
Marcus Morris Sr. led the Clippers with 21 points and nine rebounds. Reggie Jackson added 18 points.
Paul George had 15 points and nine assists, but he shot just 5 of 21 from the field. Ivica Zubac had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
“Terrence Davis comes in to make six 3s, big shots and speed killers,” said Clippers coach Tyrone Lew. “He had a great game – two great games. He was aggressive. Tonight he hurt us.”
Sacramento used 12-2 at the start of the fourth quarter to open their biggest lead of the game at 90-76. Los Angeles answered straight with nine points and moved to within 90–85, but Davis’ three-point game pushed the lead to eight with 4:24 remaining.
Morris scored a deep 3-pointer with 10.4 seconds to spare and reduced the Kings’ lead to 102-99, but Buddy Heald scored two free throws to seal the win.
Sacramento held the Clippers for only 38% shooting from the field, including 13 of 34 from 3-point range. Kings shot 42%.
“I thought defensively, obviously, we were really good,” Gentry said. “We have to try to get to that consistent level where we’re doing it every night.”
Los Angeles opened the game 9–2 and led eight in the first half. Sacramento scored 10-0 late in the second quarter to take a 50-45 lead at halftime.
it’s been a while
The Kings win marked their first home win against the Clippers since March 19, 2013, breaking a 15-game losing streak.
The Clippers: Nicolas Bottom missed his eighth straight game in the league’s health and safety protocols, but Lew said he was close to a comeback. … Morris was assessed a technical glitch in the third quarter.
Kings: Harrison Barnes (right leg sprain) missed his fifth straight game and Mo Harkless (left knee pain) missed his fourth straight game. Gentry hoped that the two could play the next game. … Bagley returned to the lineup after missing two games with the non-COVID-19 illness. … Chimezie Metu had a career-high five blocks.
Clippers: Monday night in Portland.
Kings: Host Orlando on Wednesday nights.
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