The Kings lost for the fourth time in five games without DeMarcus Cousins, falling to the Orlando Magic, 105-96, Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena.
The Kings rallied from 16 down in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 90, but Magic responded with a quick 9-0 run to regain control of the game.
Darren Collison led the Kings (10-10) with 22 points. Jason Thompson added a season-high 18 points to go with nine rebounds. Rudy Gay had 16 points, five rebounds and six assists.
Tobias Harris led Orlando (9-14) with 27 points.
Cousins is out recovering from a viral infection and could return Monday against Utah. The Kings are 1-17 in the last 18 games without Cousins, 1-4 this season.
The Magic were without center Nikola Vucevic because of a lower back strain.