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Nets knock off Kings to end 16-game losing streak

Kings' Collison cites plenty of reasons - including bad defense - for 'embarrassing' loss to Brooklyn

It starts with playing bad defense, but Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison says the team's transition after trading All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has been fraught with a variety of physical and mental mistakes. The latest collection of fail
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It starts with playing bad defense, but Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison says the team's transition after trading All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has been fraught with a variety of physical and mental mistakes. The latest collection of fail

Player of the game: Brook Lopez had 24 points as the Brooklyn Nets ended their 16-game losing streak with a 109-100 win over the Kings on Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. Brooklyn also had lost 27 of its previous 28 games. The Kings have lost three in a row.

Turning point: The Kings fell behind 21-6 and didn’t lead from there.

X-factor: Sacramento gave up 18 points off 15 turnovers, while Brooklyn allowed just 11 points off 19 turnovers.

Records: Kings 25-36; Nets 10-49

Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger during pregame against Brooklyn Nets.

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