Kings show defensive identity Dave Joerger envisioned for team
Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocks as the Kings ended their losing streak at four games with a 96-91 win over the host Toronto Raptors on Sunday at Air Canada Centre. The Kings finished their five-game trip 1-4 by holding the Raptors to season-low 35.7 percent shooting from the field.
Turning point: Sacramento used an 8-0 run to lead 95-88 with 17.8 seconds to play. The Kings had trailed by as many as 11 points during the game.
X-factor: Rudy Gay, returning to the starting lineup after missing a game because of strained rib cartilage, had 23 points and five rebounds. Coach Dave Joerger did not expect him to play.
Injuries: Kings forward Anthony Tolliver (right knee contusion) and Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (left knee contusion) were out.
Records: Kings 3-5, Raptors 4-2