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Kings’ losing streak grows to seven

Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan (10) makes a basket past Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Toronto.
Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan (10) makes a basket past Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Toronto. (AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Player of the game: Former King Greivis Vasquez had 18 points, including 12 in the pivotal third quarter, and six assists as the Toronto Raptors handed the Kings their seventh straight loss, 119-102.

Turning point: The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins picked up his fourth foul with 6:54 left in the third quarter and the score 66-66. With Cousins on the bench, the Raptors outscored the Kings 27-10 to close the quarter.

Key stat: Toronto shot 51.2 percent, including 50 percent (17 of 34) from three-point range.

X-factor: The Raptors’ bench was a spark, led by Lou Williams (27 points), Terrence Ross (13 points) and ex-King Patrick Patterson (11 points).

Injury update: Carl Landry returned to the Kings’ lineup after missing five games because of a sprained right wrist.

Up next: The Kings (16-28) play at Cleveland on Friday.

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