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Kings’ Thomas has the magic wand in win over Wizards

By From page B1 | March 19, 2014

John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas (22) looks to pass against Washington's John Wall as the Kings got past the visiting Wizards, 117-11, in overtime on Tuesday. AP photo

SACRAMENTO — Isaiah Thomas had his first career triple double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Washington Wizards, 117-111, in overtime on Tuesday night.

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay each added 24 points for the Kings, who rallied in the fourth to send the game into overtime and snapped a two-game losing streak.

It was a rare loss for the Wizards, who had won 10 of 13 games before falling to Sacramento for the fourth straight time at Sleep Train Arena.

Bradley Beal had 19 points and Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards. They had won six of their previous seven road games. Drew Gooden scored 18 points and John Wall had 14 before fouling out in overtime.

Gay broke a tie with a jumper and Thomas made a pair of free throws to give Sacramento a 115-111 lead with 13 seconds left.

With their team trailing by five points in overtime, Ariza hit a trey, Wall converted on a fastbreak layup and Beal made a 3-pointer, giving Washington a 109-107 lead. But consecutive baskets by Cousins and Gay put the Kings ahead by two with 1:01 left.

Washington started the fourth quarter with eight straight points to take an 81-70 lead. Cousins helped bring the Kings back, scoring eight consecutive points, the final two on a dunk that cut the Washington lead to 86-81 midway through the fourth.

The Associated Press

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