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How Bagley and Ferrell helped the Kings continue their home roll by beating the Spurs

Kings keep home streak alive with 127-112 win over the Spurs

Kings win seventh in a row at home with 127-112 win over the Spurs
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Kings win seventh in a row at home with 127-112 win over the Spurs

The Kings won their seventh consecutive home game Monday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 127-112 at Golden 1 Center. Here are three takeaways from the game:

Bagley puts on a show

Marvin Bagley III had yet another impressive performance for the Kings.

The rookie big man made his presence felt early, scoring eight of his career-high 24 points in the opening period.

However, it was a fourth-quarter play that should make its rounds on the night’s highlight reels.

With 7:47 left, Yogi Ferrell threw a pass that Bagley caught in mid-spin and finished with a two-handed hammer that had everyone in Golden 1 Center standing.

Bagley said the play wasn’t planned out, he just reacted.

“It just happened,” he said. “I made eye contact with Yogi and saw how I was open down there and in my mind I was just trying to go up and finish. ... It was just one of those plays where we both connected. He just threw it and trusted it and I just tried to make the play and make my guy Yogi look good.”

Bagley also had a game-high 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double as the Kings (28-25) got their second home win over the Spurs (32-23) this season.

Shout out his name

Whenever Ferrell scores a basket at home, Kings PA announcer Scott Moak yells out, “Yooooooogiiiiiii,” and the crowd gives a loud “Ferrrrrrellllll” in response.

The Moak-crowd connection was on point in this one.

Ferrell made all seven of his shots, including four from 3-point range, to finish with a season-high 19 points.

“Yogi Ferrell was tremendous and that’s why I thought he had a hot hand,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “I did sit De’Aaron (Fox) and Buddy (Hield) a long time, but I felt like we had a rhythm with (the second group).”

Ferrell showed some love to the crowd in an on-court interview with Moak after the game: “Oh yeah, the fans are great!”

They’re still streaking

The Kings continue to play well on their home floor. With this victory, that’s seven in a row at Golden 1 Center.

This is Sacramento’s longest winning streak since the 2005-06 season, when they ran off 14 in a row.

A collective effort helped the Kings keep rolling in front of their fans. Fox had 20 points, six assists and six rebounds. Hield scored 18 points, including three more 3-pointers, and had eight rebounds and five assists.

The Kings still have three more games on their season-long six-game home stand.

Noel Harris: 916-321-1602, @SacBeeNoel

Upcoming schedule for the Kings

Feb. 6 vs. Houston Rockets – Sacramento has lost eight of its last nine against Houston, including a 132-112 setback at Toyota Center on Nov. 17. The Kings’ lone victory during that stretch came the last time the teams met at Golden 1 Center, 96-83 to close last season.

Feb. 8 vs. Miami Heat – The Kings will seek their fourth consecutive victory over the Heat and a season sweep for the second year in a row. Willie Cauley-Stein scored a season-high 26 points in the last meeting, a 123-113 Kings win at AmericanAirlines Arena.

▪ Feb. 10 vs. Phoenix Suns – This will be the third meeting between the teams as the Kings close their six-game home stand. A 36-9 first quarter helped the Kings win 122-105 on Dec. 4, but a rough second half proved costly in a 115-111 loss Jan. 8.

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