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Kings end 8-game losing streak with a 99-94 win over Pacers

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) tips the basketball back in bounds over Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Indianapolis.
Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) tips the basketball back in bounds over Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Indianapolis. Sacramento

Player of the game: Rudy Gay scored a game-high 31 points to help the Kings end their eight-game losing streak with a 99-95 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Turning point: The Pacers had a chance to cut their deficit to 95-94 after a steal by David West, but C.J. Miles missed an open three-pointer with 37.9 seconds left and the Kings survived after leading by as many as 23 points.

Key stat: The Kings held the Pacers to 41.3 percent shooting to help offset shooting just 42.5 percent.

X-factor: Even though he shot just 6 of 24, DeMarcus Cousins dominated the glass with 19 rebounds to go with 20 points before fouling out.

Injury update: Cousins played through a sprained left ankle and Carl Landry played through a sprained right wrist. The Pacers were without Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) and have been without Paul George (fractured right leg) all season.

Up next: The Kings (17-29) host Golden State on Tuesday.

Jason Jones

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