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January 28, 2013
In-game blog: Kings at Wizards

Kings 96, Wizards 94

WASHINGTON - Isaiah Thomas's floater in the lane with 1.9 seconds to play gave the Kings a victory and ended their four-game losing streak.

Thomas, who said the turnovers during the losing streak were his fault, had 22 points and seven assists.
Martell Webster tied the game with 7.9 seconds to play after Tyreke Evans missed one of two free throws.

But Thomas answered to give the Kings (17-29) a fifth road. Francisco Garcia had 17 points for Sacramento.

Emeka Okafor led the Wizards (11-32) with a season-high 23 points. He also had 15 rebounds.

John Wall had 19 points and six assists. Webster finished with 18 points.

Wizards 76, Kings 72

WASHINGTON - Wizards center Emeka Okafor has a season-high 21 points and 14 rebounds to help keep the Kings trailing.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has 12 points and four rebounds.

Francisco Garcia leads the Kings with 17 points. Isaiah Thomas has 12 points and has already matched his season high with seven assists.

Wizards 57, Kings 53

WASHINGTON - This game continues to feature offense from unlikely sources.

Francisco Garcia scored 15 points in the second quarter in relief of John Salmons, who left the game with the stomach flu.

Garcia was 5-for-7 from the field, including 4-for-5 on three pointers.

The Kings, however, still trail because they haven't slowed down the hot shooting of the Wizards. Washington shot 56.1 percent (23 of 41) in the first half. The Kings are shooting just 42.2 percent (19 of 45) but six of those makes are three pointers.

Emeka Okafor still leads the Wizards with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Washington has a 24-16 rebounding advantage.

Wizards 32, Kings 27

WASHINGTON - Now who predicted this game would be a scoring duel between DeMarcus Cousins and Emeka Okafor?

Cousins having 10 points after the first quarter isn't shocking. But Okafor has 14 points. He averages 8.5 points this season.

And what's not shocking in a bad way for the Kings during their four-game losing streak is their opponent is shooting well. The Wizards shot 65 percent (13 of 20) in the first quarter.

The Kings managed their turnovers better with only two, but could not take advantage of the Wizards, who had six turnovers.

Thomas Robinson has seven points off the bench for the Kings.

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