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Philadelphia earns third win of season, beats Kings 110-105

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts to what he thought was a foul against the Philadelphia 76ers at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts to what he thought was a foul against the Philadelphia 76ers at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Player of the game: Philadelphia guard Ish Smith had 18 points and nine assists to lead the 76ers to a 110-105 win over the Kings on Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. Kings players were booed at the final buzzer as they lost to the team with the worst record in the NBA.

Turning point: The Kings led 44-35 with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Philadelphia rallied to tie the score by halftime and lead by as many as 12 points in the third quarter thanks to playing energetically while the Kings lagged behind.

X-factors: Forward Jerami Grant had 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for Philadelphia. He also blocked five shots. The 76ers had trailed in the second half in 69 consecutive games, according to ESPN, but did not trail in the second half Wednesday.

Records: Kings 12-20, 76ers 3-31

Key injuries: Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (dislocated finger) remains out.

Jason Jones

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