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Kings top Grizzlies 103-94 for fourth-straight win

MEMPHIS — The Sacramento Kings earned their fourth-straight win, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-94 at the FedExForum on Monday night.

Domantas Sabonis had a monster game, recording a 20 point-26 rebound double-double. The 26 rebounds were a career-high and tied a franchise record for the most in a single game in the Sacramento era. Sabonis had 16 rebounds in the first half, a Kings record for rebounds in a half since the franchise moved to Sacramento in 1985. His previous career best was 25 rebounds for Indiana on Nov. 29, 2021, against Minnesota, and he surpassed it with 27.5 seconds left — part of a stout defensive performance by the Kings to close out the game.

De'Aaron Fox led both teams with 23 points while adding 4 assists and 5 rebounds.

Sacramento held Memphis scoreless over the final three minutes. Kevin Huerter added 17 points for the Kings, who won their fourth straight.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 22 points and Santi Aldama scored 16 on 5-of-14 shooting. Scotty Pippen Jr. and GG Jackson finished with 12 points each for Memphis, which fell to 5-16 at home.

The Grizzlies led by 15 points in the first half and held onto the lead until midway through the third quarter. Sacramento outscored Memphis 28-21 in the period.

The Grizzlies pulled ahead 92-88 with 4:43 left before the Kings responded with a decisive 12-2 run. Memphis missed six of its final seven shots.

As they have done all season, the Grizzlies played short-handed. The injury report listed 11 players out against the Kings, and the Grizzlies signed 6-foot-9 forward Matthew Hurt to a 10-day contract earlier Monday.

All of that translated to Memphis using its 27th starting lineup of the season.

The Grizzlies started 7 of 10 from 3-point range to build an early lead. Meanwhile, the Kings missed their first 12 3s before Malik Monk knocked one down in the second period.

Sacramento got closer with a 10-0 run midway through the second. Memphis led 50-47 at the break, when the Kings had 12 turnovers.


Kings: Continue their seven-game trip at Miami on Wednesday.

Grizzlies: Host Cleveland on Thursday.

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