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Jaden Ivey #23 of the Detroit Pistons reacts after making a three-point shot in opposition to the Sacramento Kings within the fourth quarter at Golden 1 Heart throughout an NBA recreation on February 07, 2024 in Sacramento, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Photos/AFP 

SACRAMENTO, California— Jaden Ivey scored 19 of his career-high 37 factors within the fourth quarter and the Detroit Pistons, enjoying with out their two high scorers, surprised the Sacramento Kings 133-120 within the NBA on Wednesday evening.

Ivey added seven assists and 6 rebounds as Detroit improved to 3-20 on the highway this season, 7-43 total.

“I talked to myself earlier than the sport, simply focus in on the fourth quarter the place I can assault and be aggressive,” Ivey stated. “If I’ve my shot, simply take it and be assured in it.”

Alec Burks had 25 factors and 7 rebounds off the bench, and Jalen Duren had 20 factors, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Marcus Sasser added 18 factors.

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“For (Ivey) and Sass and all of our younger guys to make performs in moments like that on the highway, that expands your capability,” Detroit coach Monty Williams stated. “You may solely develop from all these experiences.”

The Pistons had been with out Cade Cunningham (left knee damage administration) and Bojan Bogdanovic (left calf soreness), who each common greater than 20 factors per recreation.

“Only a nice recreation total,” Ivey stated. “I really feel like all people used their presents to the very best of their skills and gave all of it that that they had with some guys out. I’m so happy with them.”

Domantas Sabonis led Sacramento with 30 factors and 12 rebounds for his thirty third consecutive double-double.

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Malik Monk added 23 factors and 10 assists off the bench because the Kings heard boos from their followers all through the sport.

“There’s nothing to vary up (structurally on protection) proper now as a result of we’re not doing our job,” Sacramento coach Mike Brown stated. “We didn’t do our job tonight, for positive.”

The Pistons closed the primary half on a 17-5 run, capped by Killian Hayes’ 3-pointer on the buzzer, to construct a 70-63 lead. The 70 first-half factors matched their season excessive.

Detroit prolonged the result in 87-72 halfway via the third quarter, however the Kings responded with a 27-10 run to take a 99-97 lead into the fourth.

The Pistons outscored Sacramento 36-21 within the last quarter and gained regardless of shedding the turnover battle.

“That staff can rating in bunches on all people within the league,” Williams stated. “So for us to carry them to 21 factors within the fourth quarter, that’s the distinction.”

Detroit shot a season-best 56% from the sphere and made 17 of 31 3-pointers. The Pistons had been 22 of twenty-two on the free-throw line and outrebounded the Kings 48-33.

Sacramento’s Kevin Huerter acquired consecutive technical fouls with 1:40 remaining and was ejected.

TRADE ALERT

Detroit made a pair of trades forward of Thursday’s NBA commerce deadline, in response to an AP supply. The Pistons acquired Simone Fontecchio from the Utah Jazz for a second-round draft choose and dealt Monte Morris to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Shake Milton, Troy Brown and a second-round choice.

NEXT SCHEDULE

Pistons: At Portland on Thursday evening.

Kings: Host Denver on Friday evening.

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