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Kings knock off Pistons 112-102
Friday, January 11, 2019

Kings knock off Pistons 112-102
(SACRAMENTO) – Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Detroit Pistons 112-102 with Blake Griffin out for a rest. Iman Shumper had 13 points and De'Aaron Fox had 12 points and six assists for the Kings, who had lost five of six. Stanley Johnson had 16 points off the bench. Reggie Bullock added 15 points and Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost four straight and 9 of 11. Griffin, Detroit's scoring leader, got the night off after playing 37 minutes Wednesday night in a 113-100 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers. The Kings went 9 for 22 from behind the 3-point line (40.9 percent) against a Pistons team that entered as the NBA's best in defending against 3-pointers, holding opponents to 31.9 percent shooting. Sacramento entered second in the NBA in shooting 3s at 39 percent. Detroit went 11 for 38 on 3s, with Bullock hitting three of them. Sacramento never trailed, starting the game with a 13-2 spurt and leading 34-21 after one period. The Kings held a 65-48 halftime lead and maintained that 17-point margin at the end of three quarters. They took their biggest lead of the night, 102-79, with about eight minutes left.

OTHER NBA SCORES
Miami 115 – Boston 99
Denver 121 – LA Clippers 100
San Antonio 154 - Oklahoma City 147 (2 OT)

THURSDAY NHL SCORES
Washington 4 – Boston 2
Toronto 4 – New Jersey 2
NY Islanders 4 – NY Rangers 3
Philadelphia 2 – Dallas 1
Columbus 4 – Nashville 3 (OT)
Tampa Bay 3 – Carolina 1
St. Louis 4 – Montreal 1
Minnesota 3 – Winnipeg 2
Edmonton 4 – Florida 3 (SO)
Arizona 4 – Vancouver 3 (OT)
San Jose 3 – Las Vegas 2
Ottawa 4 – LA Kings 1

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