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Kings’ skid reaches four with 116-105 loss to Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, shoots between Sacramento Kings' Jason Thompson, left, and Ray McCallum during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, shoots between Sacramento Kings' Jason Thompson, left, and Ray McCallum during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Sacramento

Player of the game: Chris Paul had 30 points and 11 assists as the Clippers handed the Kings their fourth consecutive loss. Paul had 20 points and seven assists in the second half.

Turning point: A driving layup by the Kings’ Andre Miller tied the score 84-84 with 9:12 to play. The Clippers responded with a 17-6 run.

Key stat: The Clippers made 17 three-pointers, matching their season high.

X-factor: Los Angeles’ J.J. Redick sank 7 of 12 three-point attempts and finished with 27 points.

Records: Kings 22-45;

Clippers 44-25

Injury update: The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins sat out because of a strained right calf. The Clippers were without Matt Barnes (right hamstring soreness) and Jamal Crawford (right calf contusion).

Up next: The Kings host the Charlotte Hornets, Friday,

7 p.m., CSNCA

Jason Jones

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