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Nikola Jokic’s big game sends Kings to eighth straight loss

Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple (17) fouls Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the fourth quarter on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple (17) fouls Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the fourth quarter on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. aseng@sacbee.com

Player of the game: Center Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 14 rebounds as Denver handed the Kings their eighth-straight loss, 105-92, Saturday night at Golden 1 Center. Gary Harris added 24 points. Sacramento is 1-8 since trading DeMarcus Cousins. Buddy Hield led the Kings with 17 points.

Turning point: The Kings trailed 60-58 with 5:30 left in the third period, but Denver went on an 11-3 run and controlled the game the rest of the way.

X-factor: Denver surrendered just two points off 10 turnovers. The Kings gave up 22 points off 13 turnovers.

Records: Kings 25-41; Nuggets 31-35

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