SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings led most of the way in beating the Washington Wizards 109-86 on Sunday for their second straight victory.
DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists despite foul trouble. He had missed the previous two games with a strained right calf.
Sacramento stretched its lead to 20 points in the third quarter and was never threatened from there in winning back-to-back games for the first time since late November.
Bradley Beal scored 19 points for the Wizards, but John Wall shot only 3 of 10 and had nine points and eight assists.
Washington has dropped 11 of 13 road games since beating the Lakers on Jan. 27. The Wizards have lost two of three on a four-game trip that ends Monday against Golden State.
The Wizards, who occupy the fifth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, missed an opportunity to gain ground on idle fourth-place Chicago. With 12 games remaining, Washington trails the Bulls by 1
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