Detroit Pistons fall to Kings in shootout, lose 7th straight

SACRAMENTO — The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings combined for 266 points through four quarters on Sunday. It was the definition of a shootout. Unfortunately for the Pistons, the Kings struck last.

Sacramento used a late 11-2 run to defeat the Pistons at Golden 1 Center, 137-129. Detroit’s point total was a season high, but the Kings shot 55.3% overall and made 31 of 35 free throws, attempting 12 more than the Pistons. Late miscues cost Detroit, which led 117-110 with 8:21 remaining in the fourth quarter. Kevin Huerter hit a 3-pointer with 1:29 remaining to give Sacramento a 131-127 lead, and a midrange jumper by De’Aaron Fox with 56.5 seconds left increased the Kings’ lead to six. Detroit was outscored 35-27 in the fourth quarter but led for nearly 19 minutes in the second half.

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