The Sacramento Kings had their second-worst shooting performance of the season in losing their third straight game, 95-90, to the Detroit Pistons, Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.
The Kings shot 35.5 percent, their worst showing since shooting 30.8 percent in their season-opening loss to the Golden State Warriors.
The Kings dropped to 2-7 playing without DeMarcus Cousins, who is recovering from viral meningitis.
After making 7-of-14 three pointers in the first half, the Kings perimeter shooting tailed off as they made just 4-of-15 threes in the second half.
The seven made threes were a season high for a half. Eleven made threes were a season high for the Kings.
Rudy Gay led the Kings (11-13) with 20 points on 6-for-22 shooting, with eight rebounds and eight assists. Carl Landry had 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.
Josh Smith had 21 points and season highs of 13 rebounds and five blocks for Detroit (5-19). Greg Monroe led all scorers with 24 points off the bench for the Pistons.