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Darren Collison, bench lead Kings over Celtics, 108-92

Willie Cauley-Stein is ready for any opportunity to play

Willie Cauley-Stein talks about playing time and his role with the Kings on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
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Willie Cauley-Stein talks about playing time and his role with the Kings on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Player of the game: Darren Collison matched his season high with 26 points and added five assists as the short-handed Kings ended Boston’s seven-game winning streak with a 108-92 victory Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. The Kings were without DeMarcus Cousins, who was suspended for the game. Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 26 points and seven assists.

Turning point: Boston trailed 80-78 with 9:39 to play. The Kings then went on a 16-1 run, capped by an alley-oop from Collison to Willie Cauley-Stein for a dunk.

X-factor: The Kings leaned on three reserves, and all produced. Ben McLemore had 17 points, Matt Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Cauley-Stein had 14 points.

Injuries: Kings guard Ty Lawson left the game in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain.

Records: Kings 21-32; Celtics 33-19

As the Boston Celtics come to town, Dave Joerger has some praise for the former King.

Dave Joerger speaks on DeMarcus Cousins, whose 16th technical foul of the season on Monday resulted in an automatic one-game suspension. Cousins will miss Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics.

Omri Casspi speaks regarding his calf on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Casspi, along with Rudy Gay and Garrett Temple, have been nursing injuries over the past few days.

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