SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 30 points and the Sacramento Kings hit a franchise record 23 3-pointers to beat the Orlando Magic 136-111 Monday night.
“I thought offensively tonight, but really this whole season, we feel confident about what we can do,” Barnes said. “The biggest thing tonight was walking out of here with a win.”
Sacramento (21-18) started the new year with a 1-3 record, with losses to the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers.
“We got to defend if we expect to get where we want to go and it starts with protecting the paint and spraying out to shooters,” Kings coach Mike Brown said. “I’m just excited about what our guys did protecting that paint tonight.”
Kings: G Malik Monk returned after a one game absence due to a calf injury and scored 14 points with seven rebounds and six assists. Monk received a technical foul with 7.8 seconds left in the third quarter. … The Kings bench outscored Orlando 54-39.
Magic: Travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.