Dec 21, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA;Sacramento Kings shooting guard Marcus Thornton (23) reacts after he made a three pointer against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Sacramento Kings defeated the Orlando Magic 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Beat Orlando Magic, Salvage Final Game Of East Coast Swing

Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points apiece and Marcus Thornton went nuts in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 points as the Sacramento Kings salvaged the final game of their four-game East Coast road trip Saturday night with a 105-100 win over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.

Gay added nine points in the fourth as the Kings (8-18) outscored the Magic (8-19) 30-23 over the final 12 minutes.

Thornton finished with 15 points in 23 minutes as the Kings were a blistering 12-for-23 from behind the arc against the Magic and shot 49.4 percent (39-for-79) overall. DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots and Jason Thompson added 11 points.

Arron Afflalo returned after missing Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz and led Orlando with 26 points. Tobias Harris scored 21 points for the Magic, Jameer Nelson added 13 and three assists, rookie Victor Oladipo scored 12 points and Glen Davis had 10 points and three assists. Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with nine rebounds and two blocked shots, but committed five turnovers and was just 2-for-6 from the floor before fouling out.

For the Kings it was just their second win in their last seven games and broke a three-game slide.

Sacramento returns home Monday night to host the New Orleans Pelicans at Sleep Train Arena. Tipoff is 7 p.m. Pacific.

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