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Joerger earns 200th win as Kings beat Magic 94-88

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Garrett Temple's second big game against Orlando this season coincided with Sacramento teammate Kosta Koufos' first double-double in nearly a month.

With the Kings missing two key starters, the combination did just enough to make up for the absences and helped coach Dave Joerger earn his 200th career win.

Temple scored 23 points, Koufos had a season-high 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Kings beat the Magic 94-88 on Friday night.

It was Temple's highest point total since Jan. 23 when he put up a career-best 34 points in Sacramento's 105-99 win over the Magic in Orlando.

''Sometimes you just feel like you play well against certain teams, and Orlando's one of those teams,'' said Temple, who made 21 of 27 shots in the two wins over the Magic this season. ''One of their writers asked me that during shootaround. I don't know. It is what it is.''

Vince Carter added 15 points and Skal Labissiere had eight points and seven rebounds for Sacramento before leaving with an injured left hip. The Kings have won three of five after losing their first four coming out of the All-Star break.

Koufos and Temple made rare starts with center Willie Cauley-Stein and rookie point guard De'Aaron Fox out nursing injuries and helped Sacramento complete a sweep of Orlando in a matchup of two struggling teams.

The duo shot a combined 16 of 22 and did most of their scoring in the second half when the Kings led by 15. Koufos had his first double-double since Feb. 11.

''I've had Kosta for four years and I've been talking about how valuable and how good of a player he is,'' Joerger said. ''He took a knee in the thigh early in the second half and plays 38 minutes. Fantastic.''

Carter, the 41-year-old former dunk king, pitched in with nine of his points in the fourth quarter to help Sacramento hold on.

Jonathon Simmons had 25 points and six assists for Orlando. Nikola Vucevic added 13 points and Mario Hezonja scored 11. The Magic have lost 10 of 12.

Orlando played its first game since losing Evan Fournier to a torn left MCL he suffered Wednesday in Los Angeles. Fournier has said he is optimistic about returning before the end of the regular season.

''We weren't in sync and I didn't like that we didn't pay attention to details,'' Magic coach Frank Vogel said. ''We didn't make good decisions. We were just a little bit out of rhythm.''

TIP-INS

Magic: Orlando missed eight of its first night shots to begin the game. . D.J. Augustin was questionable before the game because of a sore right ankle but he started and had 12 points with seven assists in 28 minutes.

Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic went more than six quarters without scoring before making a 19-foot jumper early in the third quarter. ... Fox was held out after suffering a lower back strain in the first quarter of Wednesday's loss to New Orleans. ... Cauley-Stein missed his fourth straight game with a lower back strain. . Two-way player and fan favorite Jack Cooley scored the team's first six points of the fourth quarter.

HARD FALL

Labissiere suffered a bruised hip while attempting to dunk on a lob pass from Buddy Hield in the first quarter. Labisssiere was fouled from behind by Jonathon Simmons, crashed hard to the court and lay there for several moments while being attended to by a team trainer before being helped to his feet. He returned and played 7 1/2 minutes in the third before going to the bench for good.

''That was a crash,'' Joerger said. ''Didn't look dirty to me but it was a violent landing.''

SLOW START

The two teams combined for 36 points in the first quarter. By comparison, three Sacramento opponents have had 36 or more in the first quarter this season.

UP NEXT

Magic: Travel to Los Angeles to play the Clippers on Saturday.

Kings: Play at Denver on Sunday.

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Key Players
N. Vucevic
9 C
Z. Randolph
50 PF
25.8 Min. Per Game 25.8
14.9 Pts. Per Game 14.9
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
6.9 Reb. Per Game 6.9
50.0 Field Goal % 48.1
49.9 Three Point % 48.1
78.7 Free Throw % 79.6
+ 2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 0:01
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:04
+ 1 Jonathon Simmons made free throw 0:28
  Shooting foul on Vince Carter 0:28
+ 2 Jonathon Simmons made layup, assist by D.J. Augustin 0:28
  Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic 0:35
  Bogdan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:38
  Defensive rebound by Bogdan Bogdanovic 0:57
  Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot 1:00
  Defensive rebound by Mario Hezonja 1:07
  Kosta Koufos missed hook shot 1:10
Team Stats
Points 88 94
Field Goals 33-78 (42.3%) 36-83 (43.4%)
3-Pointers 9-29 (31.0%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 13-15 (86.7%)
Total Rebounds 39 58
Offensive 5 13
Defensive 29 37
Team 5 8
Assists 17 24
Steals 7 7
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 14 16
Fouls 17 21
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 13 REB
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home team logo Kings 21-45 2219332094
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 20-46 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Kings 21-45 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Simmons SF 13.9 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.5 APG 46.5 FG%
G. Temple SF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Simmons SF 25 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
G. Temple SF 23 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
42.3 FG% 43.4
31.0 3PT FG% 36.0
81.3 FT% 86.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 34 25 5 1 1 0 1 1 9/15 0/3 7/9 1 4 32 -5
N. Vucevic 33 13 5 3 0 1 3 1 5/11 0/2 3/4 0 5 22 -8
D. Augustin 28 12 2 7 0 0 1 3 4/9 4/8 0/0 0 2 27 -1
M. Hezonja 33 11 5 1 1 0 0 1 5/13 1/3 0/0 0 5 19 -5
J. Isaac 25 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 2/8 2/5 0/0 0 2 10 -2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 34 25 5 1 1 0 1 1 9/15 0/3 7/9 1 4 32 -5
N. Vucevic 33 13 5 3 0 1 3 1 5/11 0/2 3/4 0 5 22 -8
D. Augustin 28 12 2 7 0 0 1 3 4/9 4/8 0/0 0 2 27 -1
M. Hezonja 33 11 5 1 1 0 0 1 5/13 1/3 0/0 0 5 19 -5
J. Isaac 25 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 2/8 2/5 0/0 0 2 10 -2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Mack 25 8 2 1 2 1 4 3 3/10 2/5 0/0 0 2 11 -6
W. Iwundu 22 5 3 1 1 0 0 3 1/4 0/0 3/3 1 2 11 -1
B. Biyombo 14 4 7 3 0 0 4 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 2 5 13 +2
K. Birch 11 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1 5 -2
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Speights - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fournier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Purvis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Vaughn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 88 34 17 7 4 14 17 33/78 9/29 13/16 5 29 150 -28
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Temple 30 23 2 2 1 0 2 2 7/10 4/5 5/5 0 2 28 +13
K. Koufos 38 18 13 0 0 0 1 3 9/12 0/0 0/0 2 11 30 +12
B. Bogdanovic 27 8 3 10 1 0 2 4 3/12 2/8 0/0 1 2 30 +1
S. Labissiere 21 8 7 1 0 1 3 0 3/6 0/0 2/2 2 5 15 +13
J. Jackson 29 7 6 1 0 1 1 2 3/6 1/3 0/0 0 6 15 +12
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Temple 30 23 2 2 1 0 2 2 7/10 4/5 5/5 0 2 28 +13
K. Koufos 38 18 13 0 0 0 1 3 9/12 0/0 0/0 2 11 30 +12
B. Bogdanovic 27 8 3 10 1 0 2 4 3/12 2/8 0/0 1 2 30 +1
S. Labissiere 21 8 7 1 0 1 3 0 3/6 0/0 2/2 2 5 15 +13
J. Jackson 29 7 6 1 0 1 1 2 3/6 1/3 0/0 0 6 15 +12
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Carter 27 15 3 0 1 1 0 2 5/11 2/7 3/5 0 3 20 -9
J. Cooley 8 8 3 1 0 0 0 2 4/6 0/0 0/0 3 0 13 -4
F. Mason III 27 7 10 6 3 0 5 3 2/12 0/0 3/3 4 6 27 -2
B. Hield 29 0 3 3 1 0 2 3 0/8 0/2 0/0 1 2 8 -6
I. Shumpert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Cauley-Stein - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sampson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Fox - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Randolph - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Giles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 94 50 24 7 3 16 21 36/83 9/25 13/15 13 37 186 +30