The Kings dropped their second consecutive game to start their five-game homestand, falling to the Charlotte Bobcats, 113-103, Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.
The Bobcats had lost five in a row before shooting a season-high 54.2 percent against the Kings' struggling defense. Charlotte entered the game shooting a league-worst 42 percent this season.
Kemba Walker scored 30 points for Charlotte (15-20) and center Al Jefferson had a season-high 27 points to go with nine rebounds. Charlotte matched their season high with 45 made field goals.
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (10-22) with 26 points. Isaiah Thomas had 21 points and eight assists. Rudy Gay had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jason Thompson had season highs of 15 points and 14 rebounds.