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Kings snap 5-game skid with 109-104 win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) With Rudy Gay out for the season, the Sacramento Kings are in for quite a challenge on this eight-game road trip.

''Everybody has to step their game up,'' backup guard Ty Lawson said. ''Everybody has been working hard, and now that Rudy went down, we can show what they've been working on.''

Lawson scored 19 points and helped turn the game around with a second-quarter flurry, and the Kings snapped a five-game losing streak with a 109-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds, but Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy credited the Sacramento backcourt.

''(Cousins is) a great player. He didn't have a great night,'' Van Gundy said. ''I thought their guards really hurt us even more than he did.''

Lawson scored nine points in the second, and the Kings outscored the Pistons 37-24 in the quarter to take a 65-62 lead into halftime. A 3-pointer by Lawson put Sacramento up 101-90 in the fourth, and the Kings held on from there to stop Detroit's three-game winning streak.

Andre Drummond had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons.

The Kings lost Gay on Wednesday to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. Then they set off on this eight-game trip. Detroit was game No. 3.

Sacramento has won only two of its last 10 games, and both victories were against the Pistons .

''Stan probably doesn't like me too much,'' Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. ''It's a crazy deal how it works. I like their team a lot and think he does a great job.''

Detroit jumped out to an early 11-point lead and led 38-28 after one quarter, but the Pistons were outplayed after that. Lawson scored seven points in a span of 38 seconds early in the second.

''I'm getting the ball, pushing it and seeing what happens,'' Lawson said. ''It's just being aggressive, trying to get to the basket. I hit my first couple shots, everybody started collapsing, and then we started finding open shots from 3.''

Detroit began the second quarter with a lineup of five backups - Tobias Harris, Aron Baynes, Ish Smith, Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock. That group was outscored 16-6 in the first 3:06.

MARQUEE MATCHUP

Cousins got the best of Drummond in a matchup of two of the game's top big men. Both had double-doubles. Drummond leads the NBA with 209 double-doubles since he entered the league in 2012-13. Cousins is second in that span with 206.

''He is a do-it-all guy,'' Drummond said. ''He moves the ball around. He is able to shoot it from the 3 and he is great attacking the basket as well.''

TIP-INS

Kings: Sacramento had 17 second-chance points. The Pistons came in allowing only 9.4 per game. ... Sacramento's bench outscored Detroit's 52-30.

Pistons: Detroit G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returned after missing four games with a left rotator cuff injury. He scored 14 points but went only 4 of 14 from the field. ... F Jon Leuer scored 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting in the first quarter. He didn't score again.

BETTER OFF DRIVING?

Sacramento's previous game was Saturday at Chicago, but what figured to be a simple trip to the Detroit area Sunday turned into a bit of a mess. A team spokesman said the Kings' flight was delayed and they were on the plane for about seven hours.

UP NEXT

Kings: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Pistons: Visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night after a four-day layoff.

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Key Players
D. Cousins
15 PF
A. Drummond
0 C
30.4 Min. Per Game 30.4
14.3 Pts. Per Game 14.3
1.1 Ast. Per Game 1.1
13.5 Reb. Per Game 13.5
45.2 Field Goal % 53.1
44.9 Three Point % 53.0
77.5 Free Throw % 43.1
  Defensive rebound by Darren Collison 0:03
  Defensive rebound by Darren Collison 0:03
  Jon Leuer missed jump shot, blocked by DeMarcus Cousins 0:05
  Bad pass turnover on Garrett Temple 0:07
+ 3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot 0:09
  Full timeout called 0:12
  Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond 0:14
  Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond 0:14
  Garrett Temple missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:14
+ 1 Garrett Temple made 1st of 2 free throws 0:14
+ 1 Garrett Temple made free throw 0:14
Team Stats
Points 109 104
Field Goals 40-82 (48.8%) 41-82 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 9-21 (42.9%) 10-28 (35.7%)
Free Throws 20-26 (76.9%) 12-17 (70.6%)
Total Rebounds 51 43
Offensive 10 5
Defensive 34 32
Team 7 6
Assists 25 27
Steals 9 8
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 14 15
Fouls 15 21
Technicals 0 1
22 PTS, 14 REB, 6 AST
18 PTS, 3 REB, 11 AST
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away team logo Kings 17-27 28372321109
home team logo Pistons 21-25 38241923104
Team Stats
away team logo Kings 17-27 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Pistons 21-25 98.0 PPG 42.3 RPG 23.0 APG
Key Players
D. Cousins PF PPG RPG APG FG%
R. Jackson PG 15.4 PPG 2.6 RPG 4.2 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Cousins PF 22 PTS 14 REB 6 AST
R. Jackson PG 18 PTS 3 REB 11 AST
48.8 FG% 50.0
42.9 3PT FG% 35.7
76.9 FT% 70.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Cousins 22 14 6 8/21 1/3 5/8 2 32 2 2 6 2 12 -4 46
D. Collison 12 4 3 4/5 2/2 2/2 1 26 1 0 3 0 4 +7 20
G. Temple 11 3 4 3/6 1/2 4/5 3 34 1 0 2 1 2 +2 21
A. Afflalo 6 2 2 2/9 2/7 0/0 0 29 0 0 0 0 2 +11 12
K. Koufos 6 3 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 12 0 0 1 0 3 -4 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Cousins 22 14 6 8/21 1/3 5/8 2 32 2 2 6 2 12 -4 46
D. Collison 12 4 3 4/5 2/2 2/2 1 26 1 0 3 0 4 +7 20
G. Temple 11 3 4 3/6 1/2 4/5 3 34 1 0 2 1 2 +2 21
A. Afflalo 6 2 2 2/9 2/7 0/0 0 29 0 0 0 0 2 +11 12
K. Koufos 6 3 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 12 0 0 1 0 3 -4 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Lawson 19 3 6 7/11 1/2 4/4 2 23 1 0 0 2 1 -5 35
W. Cauley-Stein 12 5 0 5/8 0/0 2/2 0 21 1 1 0 3 2 +9 19
M. Barnes 10 8 2 4/9 1/3 1/1 3 25 1 0 2 1 7 -3 21
A. Tolliver 6 2 1 2/4 1/2 1/2 1 24 1 0 0 1 1 +9 11
M. Richardson 5 0 1 2/4 0/0 1/2 0 14 1 0 0 0 0 +3 8
R. Gay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. McLemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Labissiere - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Papagiannis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 109 44 25 40/82 9/21 20/26 15 240 9 3 14 10 34 +25 201
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Jackson 18 3 11 6/12 3/5 3/4 5 35 0 0 4 1 2 +5 39
J. Leuer 15 4 4 6/11 3/4 0/0 5 28 0 0 2 0 4 +8 25
A. Drummond 14 12 1 6/11 0/1 2/5 4 36 3 0 3 2 10 +3 28
K. Caldwell-Pope 14 5 4 4/14 1/8 5/6 0 37 3 1 0 0 5 +5 31
M. Morris 13 3 1 5/11 1/3 2/2 0 38 0 0 0 0 3 -3 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Jackson 18 3 11 6/12 3/5 3/4 5 35 0 0 4 1 2 +5 39
J. Leuer 15 4 4 6/11 3/4 0/0 5 28 0 0 2 0 4 +8 25
A. Drummond 14 12 1 6/11 0/1 2/5 4 36 3 0 3 2 10 +3 28
K. Caldwell-Pope 14 5 4 4/14 1/8 5/6 0 37 3 1 0 0 5 +5 31
M. Morris 13 3 1 5/11 1/3 2/2 0 38 0 0 0 0 3 -3 18
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Harris 15 3 1 7/11 1/3 0/0 2 26 0 0 1 1 2 -3 19
R. Bullock 7 4 1 3/6 1/4 0/0 0 11 0 0 0 0 4 -10 13
A. Baynes 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 3 14 1 0 2 1 0 -10 6
I. Smith 2 2 3 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 13 1 0 2 0 2 -10 9
S. Johnson 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -10 2
M. Gbinije - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hilliard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Marjanovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Ellenson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Udrih - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 104 37 27 41/82 10/28 12/17 21 241 8 1 15 5 32 -25 190