Player of the game: Kings forward Rudy Gay continued his stretch of good play with 26 points, five rebounds and two assists as the Kings won their second consecutive game during their five-game homestand. It’s the first time the Kings have won two in a row since a three-game streak Nov. 20-25.
Turning point: The third quarter has been a problem for the Kings, but it wasn’t Sunday. Sacramento outscored Washington 33-20 to take control.
Key stats: The Kings limited the Wizards to 40.2 percent shooting and held an opponent to fewer than 100 points in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 8-9.
X-factor: Derrick Williams’ statistics weren’t eye-catching, but his dunks were. He ignited the crowd and his team in the first quarter by coming off the bench and making his first shot, a lob dunk off a pass from Gay.
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Records: Kings 24-45; Wizards 40-30
Injury update: Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the previous two games because of a strained right calf, had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. The Wizards were without Kris Humphries (strained left groin) and Garrett Temple (strained right hamstring).
Up next: The Kings host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, 7 p.m., CSNCA