Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points before being ejected late in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings, behind a powerful second period, ran away from the hapless Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night 117-102 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
The Kings (22-39) won for the second straight game, opening a seven-game road trip on the right foot by taking a 64-49 halftime lead and then trading points with the Bucks (12-48), who have the worst record in the NBA.
Thomas’ ejection came with 4:19 remaining when he got tied up with Khris Middleton of Milwaukee. He was hit with a double technical after the scrap.
Thomas was 9-for-15 from the floor and also had three steals and was one of three Kings to finish with more than 20 points.
Rudy Gay had 22 points and six assists, DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points, Ray McCallum came off the bench to go 7-for-10 for 15 points, hitting double digits for the first time in his rookie season, and Reggie Evans had 13 points. Jason Thompson grabbed 10 rebounds.
Sacramento was 43-for-81 (53.1 percent) overall, 4-for-13 (30.8 percent) from 3-point range and 27-for-32 (84.4 percent) from the free-throw line. Milwaukee was 36-for-78 (46.2 percent), 6-for-16 (37.5 percent) and 24-for-29 (82.8 percent).
The Bucks had a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, and are now 7-25 at home, worst in the NBA.
Sacramento, meanwhile, has won three of its last four on the road after starting the season 6-19 awazy from home.
The Kings move on to Toronto on Friday at 4 p.m. Pacific.
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