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Bagley's career-high 24 points lead Kings past Spurs 127-112

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Marvin Bagley III signaled for the ball, caught a lob from Yogi Ferrell and nearly did a full 360-degree turn in the air before dunking it. It was just the latest highlight during an impressive run for Sacramento's emerging rookie star.

Bagley's alley-oop slam was his biggest play on a night when he had a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Kings past the San Antonio Spurs 127-112 on Monday for their seventh straight home win.

''I didn't know what was going to happen,'' Bagley said of his fourth-quarter dunk. ''We were running. He threw it up. Then I jumped, I was thinking about dunking it backwards. I caught it and I turned. It was just one of those things that when it happened in the moment I wasn't really thinking about what I was going to do. I just went up and it happened.''

Bagley has posted double-doubles in three straight games and is finding his groove after returning from a knee injury last month. He is showing why the Kings thought highly enough of him to draft him second overall out of Duke last year.

''It's been fun, man,'' he said. ''I'm a totally different person from Game 1. I just feel different. I'm seeing a lot of things differently out there. The game is slowing down.''

De'Aaron Fox added 20 points and Buddy Hield scored 18 to extend Sacramento's longest home winning streak since a 14-gamer in 2005-06. That was the last time the Kings made the playoffs, but Sacramento (28-25) is positioned to make a run at a postseason spot this season. The Kings trail the Los Angeles Clippers by a half-game for eighth place in the Western Conference.

DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 for the Spurs, who lost the opener of their annual eight-game rodeo road trip.

Sacramento coach Dave Joerger was fearful his team could have a ''hangover'' after an emotional win at home Saturday night against Philadelphia. But the young Kings responded with another victory, helping them seal their first season-series win over the Spurs since 2001-02.

Sacramento had lost 14 straight to San Antonio before winning at home in November and followed it up with another. The teams meet for the final time in the regular season March 31 in San Antonio.

The Kings started to pull ahead midway through the third quarter. Hield made a driving layup followed by a 3-pointer in transition to build the lead to 91-80, and Sacramento led by 12 heading into the fourth.

The Spurs cut the deficit in half early in the fourth but Bagley energized the crowd with an alley-oop dunk when he rotated nearly 360 degrees after catching the lob from Ferrell to help stave off a comeback attempt.

The Kings made seven 3-pointers and had 20 fast-break points in the first quarter to take a 14-point lead before the Spurs fought back in the second to briefly go back ahead. Fox's buzzer-beating layup put Sacramento up 63-59 at halftime.

''They got the crowd involved, got into transition, and they didn't slow down after that,'' DeRozan said. ''We just missed a lot of easy shots and didn't have a rhythm all game. And you can tell their comfort level was all the way on the 10. They had it going and we didn't.''

TIP-INS

Spurs: G Derrick White didn't join the team for the start of the road trip because of a heel injury. ''He'll be out for a while,'' coach Gregg Popovich said. ''The MRI wasn't great. So we'll see.'' Davis Bertans started in place of White.

Kings: Sacramento made 10 3-pointers in the first half to extend the franchise record for most games in a season with double-digit 3s. The Kings have done it 41 times this season, seven more than the previous mark set two years ago. ... The Kings outscored the Spurs 60-32 from the bench.

FAN FAVORITE

Ferrell scored 19 points on 7-for-7 shooting, including four from long range. That performance earned him a long run in the fourth quarter and chants from the crowd.

''That felt pretty good,'' he said. ''I thank them for that. It's pretty cool to have the whole arena chant your name.''

BUZZER BEATERS

There was a frantic end to the third quarter. Patty Mills missed a shot for San Antonio that Nemanja Bjelica rebounded with 4.1 seconds left. He got the ball to Fox, who went coast-to-coast for a layup with 1.4 seconds to go. But Bertans then threw an outlet pass to Mills, who responded with a layup of his own with 0.2 seconds left in the quarter.

UP NEXT

Spurs: Visit the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Kings: Host the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

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Key Players
D. DeRozan
10 SG
D. Fox
5 PG
31.5 Min. Per Game 31.5
17.5 Pts. Per Game 17.5
7.2 Ast. Per Game 7.2
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
46.4 Field Goal % 46.5
46.1 Three Point % 46.1
82.0 Free Throw % 72.8
  Defensive rebound by Justin Jackson 0:17
  Chimezie Metu missed hook shot 0:21
  Defensive rebound by Quincy Pondexter 0:30
  Justin Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:34
  Offensive rebound by Jakob Poeltl 0:53
+ 2 Jakob Poeltl made dunk 0:53
  Jakob Poeltl missed layup 0:53
  Defensive rebound by Chimezie Metu 1:11
  Buddy Hield missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:13
+ 1 Buddy Hield made 1st of 2 free throws 1:13
  Personal foul on Patty Mills 1:13
Team Stats
Points 112 127
Field Goals 42-98 (42.9%) 50-90 (55.6%)
3-Pointers 9-32 (28.1%) 13-32 (40.6%)
Free Throws 19-21 (90.5%) 14-23 (60.9%)
Total Rebounds 50 57
Offensive 15 8
Defensive 31 40
Team 4 9
Assists 18 26
Steals 6 5
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 8 8
Fouls 20 18
Technicals 0 1
24 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
24 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST
1234T
away team logo Spurs 32-23 25342726112
home team logo Kings 28-25 37263529127
Team Stats
away team logo Spurs 32-23 103.3 PPG 45.1 RPG 21.1 APG
home team logo Kings 28-25 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. DeRozan SG 21.2 PPG 6.0 RPG 6.2 APG 48.1 FG%
M. Bagley III PF 14.9 PPG 7.6 RPG 1.0 APG 50.4 FG%
Top Scorers
D. DeRozan SG 24 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
M. Bagley III PF 24 PTS 12 REB 4 AST
42.9 FG% 55.6
28.1 3PT FG% 40.6
90.5 FT% 60.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. DeRozan 24 4 4 10/15 0/0 4/6 2 33 1 1 1 1 3 -15 37
L. Aldridge 22 9 1 6/13 0/2 10/10 4 32 1 1 1 4 5 -16 34
B. Forbes 12 7 0 5/12 2/7 0/0 2 32 1 0 1 2 5 -14 19
R. Gay 11 5 3 5/14 0/1 1/1 2 25 1 1 1 1 4 +7 23
D. Bertans 11 8 2 4/11 3/6 0/0 2 33 1 0 0 1 7 -10 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. DeRozan 24 4 4 10/15 0/0 4/6 2 33 1 1 1 1 3 -15 37
L. Aldridge 22 9 1 6/13 0/2 10/10 4 32 1 1 1 4 5 -16 34
B. Forbes 12 7 0 5/12 2/7 0/0 2 32 1 0 1 2 5 -14 19
R. Gay 11 5 3 5/14 0/1 1/1 2 25 1 1 1 1 4 +7 23
D. Bertans 11 8 2 4/11 3/6 0/0 2 33 1 0 0 1 7 -10 24
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Mills 12 3 2 5/15 2/8 0/0 5 24 1 0 1 2 1 -6 19
J. Poeltl 8 6 0 4/6 0/0 0/0 0 15 0 0 2 4 2 -4 12
M. Belinelli 7 1 4 2/9 1/7 2/2 0 24 0 0 1 0 1 -19 15
D. Cunningham 3 0 2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 +4 7
P. Gasol 2 1 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 -5 3
Q. Pondexter 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 +2 1
C. Metu 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 +2 1
L. Walker IV 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
D. Murray - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Eubanks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 112 46 18 42/98 9/32 19/21 20 233 6 3 8 15 31 -75 195
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Fox 20 6 6 9/12 1/1 1/3 1 31 1 1 1 1 5 +15 39
B. Hield 18 8 5 5/12 3/8 5/6 2 34 0 0 1 1 7 +9 35
I. Shumpert 13 6 6 5/8 3/5 0/0 2 34 0 1 1 0 6 +15 31
W. Cauley-Stein 9 4 1 3/7 0/0 3/6 5 28 1 0 0 2 2 +11 16
N. Bjelica 7 3 0 3/7 1/5 0/0 3 21 1 0 2 0 3 -9 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Fox 20 6 6 9/12 1/1 1/3 1 31 1 1 1 1 5 +15 39
B. Hield 18 8 5 5/12 3/8 5/6 2 34 0 0 1 1 7 +9 35
I. Shumpert 13 6 6 5/8 3/5 0/0 2 34 0 1 1 0 6 +15 31
W. Cauley-Stein 9 4 1 3/7 0/0 3/6 5 28 1 0 0 2 2 +11 16
N. Bjelica 7 3 0 3/7 1/5 0/0 3 21 1 0 2 0 3 -9 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Bagley III 24 12 4 10/17 1/4 3/4 0 30 1 3 0 4 8 +23 48
Y. Ferrell 19 0 2 7/7 4/4 1/2 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
H. Giles 11 6 0 5/8 0/0 1/2 5 14 0 0 2 0 6 +7 15
B. Bogdanovic 6 2 2 3/10 0/4 0/0 0 20 1 0 1 0 2 +8 12
J. Jackson 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 -4 1
K. Koufos - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. McLemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Mason III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Labissiere - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Gabriel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Randolph - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 127 48 26 50/90 13/32 14/23 18 235 5 5 8 8 40 +75 229