Ball, Oubre lead Hornets past Kings to halt 8-game skid


              Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington (25) shoots over Sacramento Kings defenders during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard Kelly Oubre Jr. dunks the ball over Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)
            Charlotte Hornets center Mason Plumlee guards Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) Charlotte Hornets guard Theo Maledon, right, is guarded by Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) drives past Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) Charlotte Hornets guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) lays the ball up past Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) is guarded by Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis (10) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) Charlotte Hornets center Mason Plumlee (24) and Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis (10) battle for a rebound during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)