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Streaking Kings win 4th straight, beat Clippers 113-110

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots as Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes defends during the first half of an NBA basketba...
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann grapple for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basket...
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game S...
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann defends during the first half of an NBA basketball g...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots as Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes defends during the first half of an NBA basketba...

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann grapple for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basket...

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game S...

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann defends during the first half of an NBA basketball g...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 36 points, Buddy Hield added 22 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-110 on Sunday for their fourth straight victory.

The Kings are 7-1 since suffering a 19-point drubbing by the Clippers on Jan. 20.

Lou Williams scored 23 points off the bench for the Clippers, who dropped two in a row for the first time this season. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 10 rebounds as LA played without injured Paul George. The Clippers' reserves outscored the starters, 57-53.

Neither team led by more than nine points in the back-and-forth affair that featured 11 ties.

Nicolas Batum’s potential tying 3-pointer missed in the closing seconds for the Clippers.

Williams' pair of free throws tied the game for the last time at 103-all. From there, the Kings stayed in front. Leonard cut Sacramento's lead to 107-106, but Harrison Barnes scored off his own offensive rebound.

Rookie Tyrese Haliburton hit back-to-back 3-pointers that put the Kings ahead by five early in the fourth. Williams scored five points in a 7-0 run that put the Clippers ahead 97-95.

Fox answered with consecutive 3-pointers to take back a 103-101 lead for the Kings.

Los Angeles rallied from a seven-point deficit in the third to lead 80-79, helped by nine straight points from four different players. Fox scored Sacramento's final six points of the quarter.

TIP-INS

Kings: They improved to 5-5 on the road and 3-4 against the West away from home. ... Were playing the second game of a back-to-back after beating Denver on Saturday.

Clippers: George missed his second straight game with what was initially described as a sore right foot. More specifically, it's a bone edema in his toe, which is a buildup of fluid within the bone marrow. There is no timetable for his return as he awaits the swelling to go down, coach Tyronn Lue said. “He's a little disappointed, especially the way he's been playing," Lue said.

UP NEXT

Kings: Host Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Clippers: Visit Minnesota on Wednesday.

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