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Recap - Kings Defeat New Orleans 99-98

Marcus Thornton went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds leading Sacramento over New Orleans, 99-98, on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Sacramento won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 4.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 193.5.

Sacramento got 13 points from Tyreke Evans and another 12 points from Isaiah Thomas. Jimmer Fredette contributed 5 assists, while Jason Thompson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

New Orleans got 25 points from Jarrett Jack in a losing cause and another 20 points from Trevor Ariza. Chris Kaman contributed 8 assists for the Hornets, while Chris Kaman had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Sacramento were victorious, as the score was 58-54 at the break.

New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-29.

Sacramento heads into a battle against the Mavericks. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against Denver.