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Originally published Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

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Hot Kings deliver drubbing on Magic

If the Sacramento Kings were at all tired after their marathon loss to Miami on Tuesday night, it didn't show. John Salmons had 21 points...

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Record: 20-39 (4th in Pacific Division)

Next up: Friday, at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m.

Notable: The Kings led by as many as 33 points in the second half.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — If the Sacramento Kings were at all tired after their marathon loss to Miami on Tuesday night, it didn't show.

John Salmons had 21 points to lead six players in double figures, helping the hot-shooting Sacramento Kings cruise to a 125-101 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

The Kings were coming off a double-overtime loss to the Heat, but showed few signs of a hangover, knocking down 10 three-pointers and shooting 54 percent. They also shared the ball, finishing with 31 assists.

Reserve Marcus Thornton added 20 points, leading a bench that produced 64 points.

"When we play the type of basketball that we played tonight, we're a tough team to beat, and the night before as well," Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said. "These past two nights are probably the best basketball we played all season."

The win ends a six-game losing streak and snaps a string of nine consecutive road losses. It also marks the Kings' first season sweep of the Magic in nine years.

It's just a speck on what has been a dismal year, but was still a night Sacramento coach Keith Smart hopes his team files away for future reference.

"The problem with our team is that when they give up on who succeeds and allow the team to function first, they've been able to play and compete against everyone," he said. "It all comes down to if our guys can be selfless and give themselves up."

Tobias Harris led the Magic with a career-high 23 points. Orlando has lost 29 of its past 33 games.

KINGS 125, MAGIC 101

SACRAMENTO fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Salmons 22:11 7-9 3-3 0-1 5 2 21
Thompson 22:02 3-7 2-2 1-7 0 1 8
Cousins 23:51 4-10 5-6 1-6 4 3 13
Thomas 13:48 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 3 2
Evans 26:21 7-11 3-4 0-3 7 0 17
Fredette 27:26 5-9 0-0 0-1 4 2 13
Thornton 22:47 6-13 6-7 0-8 2 2 20
Hayes 24:18 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 2 0
Patterson 25:49 5-8 3-4 3-7 0 2 13
Johnson 19:38 5-10 0-2 2-3 2 3 10
Douglas 11:49 3-4 1-1 0-2 4 2 8
Totals 46-84 23-29 7-40 31 22 125
Percentages: FG .548, FT .793. Three-point goals: 10-22, .455 (Salmons 4-5, Fredette 3-4, Thornton 2-8, Douglas 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Patterson 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Team turnovers: 13 (15 PTS). Blocked shots: 3 (Cousins, Johnson, Patterson). Turnovers: 13 (Johnson 3, Fredette 2, Hayes 2, Patterson 2, Thornton 2, Douglas, Evans). Steals: 12 (Evans 4, Johnson 3, Douglas 2, Fredette 2, Thomas). Technical fouls: Johnson, 0:44.0 third.
ORLANDO fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Harkless 27:53 5-7 1-2 0-4 0 5 12
Nicholson 17:04 3-6 2-2 2-4 0 2 8
Vucevic 21:46 2-7 0-0 0-2 2 1 4
Moore 23:05 4-8 0-0 0-1 5 2 11
Afflalo 34:06 6-15 3-3 0-7 6 3 15
Harris 30:56 9-12 4-5 2-6 2 5 23
Udrih 32:28 3-9 7-7 1-2 8 2 14
O'Quinn 14:00 3-4 0-0 1-6 1 5 6
Jones 13:11 0-4 0-0 0-1 1 0 0
Harrington 12:14 1-7 1-2 1-4 0 3 3
Lamb 13:17 1-4 3-4 1-1 0 2 5
Totals 37-83 21-25 8-38 25 30 101
Percentages: FG .446, FT .840. Three-point goals: 6-19, .316 (Moore 3-5, Harkless 1-2, Harris 1-2, Udrih 1-2, Afflalo 0-2, Jones 0-2, Harrington 0-4). Team rebounds: 5. Team turnovers: 18 (20 PTS). Blocked shots: 2 (Nicholson 2). Turnovers: 18 (Afflalo 6, Udrih 4, Harris 2, Vucevic 2, Harkless, Jones, Moore, O'Quinn). Steals: 6 (Harris 2, Udrih 2, Afflalo, Nicholson). Technical fouls: None.
Sacramento 36 31 31 27 — 125
Orlando 22 22 24 33 — 101
Attendance: 16,722 (18,500). Time: 2:11. Officials: Scott Foster, Tony Brown, Kevin Fehr.

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