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Kings end four-game skid, beat Toronto in controversial finish

Player of the game: Rudy Gay had 23 points and nine rebounds as the Kings ended a four-game losing streak with a 102-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night at Golden 1 Center. Toronto appeared to have forced overtime on Terrence Ross’ 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the officials ruled the clock did not start properly on the play and time had expired.

Turning point: The Raptors went scoreless from the 4:16 mark of the fourth quarter until only 27.4 seconds remained. The Kings scored only five points in that span but went ahead 102-97.

X-factor: The Kings didn’t completely rely on halfcourt offense and found easy points, scoring 17 off the fast break. That helped them overcome 14 turnovers that led to 21 Toronto points.

Injuries: None.

Records: Kings 5-9; Raptors 8-5