By George Devine, Sr.
The Brooklyn Nets came to Sacramento and were glad to leave, after losing 107-86 to the Kings. Stanford alumnus Brook Lopez led the visitors with 16 points and 9 assists, but otherwise the Nets were flat. Brooklyn tied Sacramento’s score with 27 points in the fourth quarter, but the game was over long before that. In the other three periods the home team dominated (25-19, 29-21 and 28-19). The Kings’ largest lead was 23 points; the Nets never led. This game was a welcome end to Sacramento’s five-game losing streak.
Moses Thornton came off the bench for the Kings to score 24 points, going 10 for 19. He was 4 for 9 on three-point shots. Grievis Vasquez had 17 points and 12 assists, and Isaiah Thomas had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.