Jan 10, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay (8) and power forward Derrick Williams (13) rebound the ball against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Shake Off Slow Start To Smash Orlando Magic

The Sacramento Kings shook off a slow start to hand the Orlando Magic their sixth straight loss, posting a 103-83 win at Sleep Train Arena Friday night.

DeMarcus Cousins had another stat-sheet stuffing sort of night, scoring 24 points while posting 14 rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Sacramento fell behind at the end of the first quarter, 24-18, before holding Orlando to 17-for-56 shooting (30.4 percent) the rest of the way to cruise to the victory.

The Kings led 46-40 by halftime and extended the advantage to 76-64 after three periods.

Rudy Gay posted a double-double, as well, finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds to go with five assists, while Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams scored 14 points each. Jimmer Fredette tossed in 11 off the bench.

Isaiah Thomas had a rough night shooting the basketball, finishing 2-for-13 and finishing with nine points—his first single-digit game since Nov. 29 and first game in single digits since moving into the starting lineup on Dec. 9.

Tobias Harris led the Magic with 16 points. Arron Afflalo added 15, Victor Oladipo scored 13, Glen Davis had 12 to go with 12 rebounds and Maurice Harkless scored 10 points. Jameer Nelson handed out eight assists for Orlando, which was without starting center Nikola Vucevic for the second straight game because of a concussion.

The Kings wrap up their five-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 3 p.m. Pacific tipoff.

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