Player of the game: Forward Rudy Gay led all scorers with 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including a three-pointer that gave the Kings a 93-83 lead with 4:51 to play.
Turning point: After leading by 16 points just before halftime, the Kings trailed 77-76 entering the fourth quarter. But the Kings started the fourth with a 10-0 run and did not trail again.
Key stat: The Kings outshot the Grizzlies 48.8 percent to 40.5 percent.
X-factors: Jason Thompson had 10 points and 11 rebounds and tied a career high with four blocked shots, while Ben McLemore had 16 points.
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Records: Kings 20-35; Grizzlies 41-15
Injury update: Kings guard Darren Collison missed his seventh consecutive game because of a right hip flexor strain.
Up next: The Kings host San Antonio on Friday at 7 p.m.