The Kings rally in the 4th to inflict a 6th straight loss on the Nets, 112-101 | Basketball

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN – Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tyrese Haliburton scored seven of his 12 fourth-quarter points en route to a double-double, and the Sacramento Kings handed the Brooklyn Nets their sixth straight loss, 112-101 on Wednesday night.

Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Haliburton had 11 assists to help the Kings stop a seven-game skid. Buddy Hield and Davion Mitchell each scored 18 points.

Nic Claxton had a career-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Brooklyn. James Johnson added 18 points.

James Harden, who is nursing right hand pain and a hamstring injury, was held to four points, his fewest since scoring five against the Chicago Bulls on May 15, 2021.

“There’s nothing to worry about,” Harden said. “We don’t have our whole team and it happens to us. We’re just trying to figure out what works best, what works for guys and what doesn’t. Hopefully after the break we can get our full roster and start making progress in the right direction.

The Nets’ slip is their longest since a seven-game slide from Dec. 26, 2019, to Jan. 7, 2020. Brooklyn, who played the NBA’s best Phoenix on Tuesday night, hasn’t won since beating the Spurs in San Antonio on January 21.

Nets coach Steve Nash said his team looked tired in the second half.

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