Thompson, Kings top Thunder for 3-game win streak
It's been nearly three years since Sacramento was at .500. The Kings first three-game winning streak in a year helped get them there.
Jason Thompson had 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Sacramento beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 on Tuesday night. It gave the Kings a 4-4 record, their first at .500 or above since Dec. 4, 2006.
"We want to start getting respect around here and the only way to do that is on the court," said Thompson, a second-year player who is one six Kings with one year or less experience. "If we take care of the home cooking and make Arco (Arena) a tough place to play, that will take some pressure off us to win games on the road."
Tyreke Evans had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Kings, who made 31 of 36 free throws. Andres Nocioni scored 16 points, while both Beno Udrih and Spencer Hawes had 12.