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Tuesday, December 17th (All times Eastern)

Sacramento Kings (7-15) at Charlotte Bobcats (10-14), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay seems to be fitting in quite nicely for the Sacramento Kings and will lead his new team into Charlotte Tuesday for the opener of a four-game road trip against the Bobcats.

Gay has played two games for the Kings since he was acquired from Toronto and has scored 24 and 26 points, respectively, in his new digs. Gay made his Sacramento debut in a loss at Phoenix and helped the Kings bounce back with Sunday's 106-91 victory versus the Houston Rockets.

The veteran forward made 10-of-20 shots for the Kings, who ended a two-game slide and won for the third time in five tries. The Kings, though, are still 3-8 in their last 11 games.

"Rudy is so skilled, he's so talented. He makes it looks so easy out there offensively, and he can score in so many ways," said Kings coach Michael Malone.

DeMarcus Cousins finished with 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points and Derrick Williams netted 11 in the win. Sacramento shot 48.1 percent and scored 20 points off 17 Houston turnovers. The Kings used a 10-0 run for a 73-61 advantage and later had the lead trimmed to 81-75. Houston never threatened after that and trailed by 18 at one point.

Thomas has started the last four games, averaging 23.0 points in that time and has scored 20 or more points four times in the last five games. Cousins, who leads the Kings in scoring, rebounds, steals and blocks, has scored 20 or more points in eight of the last 10 games and has posted a double-double in five of his previous six.

Sacramento is 2-5 on the road and will also visit Atlanta, Miami and Orlando on this current trek.

Charlotte is mired in a three-game slide and has lost seven of its last 10 games. In an 88-85 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, Kemba Walker scored 24 points, Al Jefferson added 14 and nine rebounds and Gerald Henderson finished with 13 points for the Bobcats, who shot 43.8 percent and made only 2-of-13 3-point attempts.

Ben Gordon, who had 10 points off the bench in defeat, missed on a 3-pointer at the end of the game.

"It was one of those games that came down to the last play at the end, but we have to try to do a better job of taking care of some of the minor mistakes we made earlier in the game so it doesn't come down to the last second," Gordon said.

The Bobcats, who fell to 6-8 at home, have held their opponent under 100 points in 20 of their 24 games this season, the most such games in the NBA. Walker, meanwhile, leads the team in scoring with 17.1 points per game and entered the Lakers game averaging 19.2 ppg in his previous six.

After hosting the Kings, Charlotte will play two straight on the road at Toronto and Detroit.

Charlotte lost both meetings with Sacramento last season and is winless in the last three games in this series. Sacramento has lost six of the nine meetings at Time Warner Cable Arena.

12/17 10:36:06 ET

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Final
NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
Final
ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
2nd
LOS 3
CAR 2
 
Final
MIA 93
LAC 110
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SAC 52
CHI 47
 
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WVU 20
KST 26
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
3rd
TXST 28
ARKST 17
 
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AKR 66
USC 46
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UCONN 65
COC 57
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MIAMI 66
DREX 46
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BC 69
NMU 65
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CHAR 106
PSU 97
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MICH 71
DET 62
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WMARY 100
BFLD 57
 
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USCU 107
BOBJONES 41
 
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UCF 76
ECKERD 59
 
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PURD 82
GRAM 30
 
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NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
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RFLSH 102
KEYSTONE 69
 
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VCU 106
MDES 66
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PROV 88
NAVY 51
 
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BRY 72
UNH 63
 
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PETE 59
NIAG 61
 
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STET 96
PBAT 85
 
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WAGN 83
SUNYWEST 49
 
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IOWA 57
TEX 71
 
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TENN 70
TXSOU 58
 
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SHU 54
MLOWELL 57
 
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ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
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TENNM 115
CBC 29
 
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MD 66
FORD 50
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WVU 91
GMAS 65
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RAD 61
HOW 52
 
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MURST 89
BRESCIA 56
 
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VILL 72
BUCK 65
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TENST 75
FISK 60
 
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HARV 71
FATL 49
 
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MINN 109
FRANKPRCE 57
 
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TULA 100
MVSU 61
 
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TCU 86
NO 71
 
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NW 69
UNF 67
 
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LSUALEX 79
NWST 89
 
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IND 74
SMU 68
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UAB 71
SFLA 73
 
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EILL 61
UCD 63
 
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SAV 59
WINT 58
 
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NIOWA 73
MRGST 53
 
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MISS 69
SOUTH 38
 
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SCAR 69
CORN 45
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VANDY 72
LIP 62
 
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ARST 68
LMU 44
 
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ALA 81
SMISS 67
 
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GRCN 64
TXARL 66
 
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NILL 78
IDAHO 67
 
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CAL 73
SYR 59
 
2nd
GAELS 76
DEN 62
 
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NARZ 63
FRES 48
 
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PAC 77
PACU 52
 
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SDST 32
CALST 18
 
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UCLA 60
NICST 29
 
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PHI 2
MIN 3
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OTT 3
NAS 2
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MON 4
STL 1
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TOR 5
TAM 2
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WIN 3
DET 4
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DAL 3
ARI 1
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CAL 3
CHI 4
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COL 2
WAS 3
2nd Intermission
VAN 3
ANA 2
 
2nd
LOS 3
CAR 2
 
2nd
SJS 1
FLA 1
 
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OAK 24
KAN 20