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Kings Strike Down Nuggets 101-99

Mitch Richmond scored 32 points, including four free throws in the final 12 seconds, as Sacramento ended a six-game road losing streak with a 101-99 victory over Denver on Wednesday night.

Billy Owens added a career-high 27 points for the Kings, who won for only the third time in their last 10 games. Sacramento beat Denver for the fourth straight time and eighth time in their last 10 meetings.

LaPhonso Ellis had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have lost 13 of their last 14 home games.

Anthony Goldwire's 3-pointer cut the Kings' lead to 97-95 with 15 seconds left.

Richmond made two free throws to put Sacramento up 99-95, but Ellis scored to make it a two-point game again. Richmond sank two more free throws after being fouled on the inbounds pass, and Goldwire closed the scoring with a layup just before the buzzer.

Sacramento was 10-for-14 from the foul line in the fourth quarter after going 13-for-23 in the first three quarters.

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