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Kings take down Pelicans to stay afloat in the Bubble

Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic exploded for a career-high 35 points Thursday afternoon as the Sacramento Kings blew out the New Orleans Pelicans 140-125 at the HP Fieldhouse in Orlando.

The Kings scored a Sacramento-era record 49 points in the first quarter and held a 77-70 lead at the half. The Pelicans stayed close during the third, but Sacramento pulled away for good in the final quarter.

De’Aaron Fox had another impressive outing with 30 points, 10 assists, and three steals for the day. Harrison Barnes contributed 22 points and six rebounds as the third member of the Kings 20+ club.

The victory was the Kings first during the bubble restart and pulls them even with the Pelicans in the standings. However, both teams still trail Memphis, Portland, San Antonio, and Phoenix for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

At this point, its win or go home for the Kings with four games left in the season.

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