November 16, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Thomas Robinson (0) drives in against Atlanta Hawks power forward Ivan Johnson (44) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Sacramento Kings 112-96. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kings Fall Apart in Second Half of Loss to Hawks


The Sacramento Kings were blown out 122-108 on the road in Atlanta on Friday night, despite 30 points from Isaiah Thomas.

For two quarters, the Kings played a good team in the Hawks extremely well, grabbing a 63-61 lead into the locker room. They had a double-digit lead at times during the first quarter, and after Atlanta made a comeback, rallied to take the advantage into halftime.

However, with under four minutes to play in the third, Zaza Pachulia’s basket gave the Hawks an 83-82 advantage, and they would never trail again. Atlanta outscored the Kings by 16 in the second half, and turned a five point lead going into the fourth into a 14-point win.

Al Horford led the way with 24 points for the Hawks, who shot over 53 percent from the field. They also forced the Kings to commit 15 turnovers.

This is just the first of a five-game road trip for the Kings, who have only won five games away from home this season. Next up, they will travel to New Orleans to play the Hornets on Sunday.

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