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Kings Daily: Lawson shines as skid ends

Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson (10), defended by Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes, passes the ball to center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, during an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Lawson and Cauley-Stein combined for 31 points.
Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson (10), defended by Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes, passes the ball to center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, during an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Lawson and Cauley-Stein combined for 31 points. The Associated Press

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Kings: Lawson has 19 points in win over Pistons

Ty Lawson jump-starts the Kings by keeping it simple. He runs with the ball, and his teammates sprint to keep up. He did that to great effect on Monday, matching his season-high with 19 points as the Kings defeated the Detroit Pistons 109-104 and ended a season-worst five-game losing streak.

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A growing losing streak last week drops Sacramento an average of more than three spots in the six weekly polls that comprise the weekly rankings roundup.

Gallery: Kings 109, Pistons 104 in photos

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