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Thomas leads Kings to pre-season win over Clippers

The Canadian Press

10/26/2013 3:03:43 AM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 110-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Thomas helped the Kings go on a 22-6 run to start the second quarter to bring Sacramento (5-2) back from a 10-point deficit.

The Clippers led 30-20 after the first quarter but couldn't maintain the pace. They shot just 26.7 per cent from the floor in the second quarter and found themselves trailing the rest of the way.

DeMarcus Cousins scored eight points for the Kings in the first quarter but sat out the second with three fouls. He returned in the second half and finished with 20 points. Marcus Thornton added 17 points for the Kings.

Chris Paul led the Clippers (5-3) with 23 points.