Sabonis, Fox lead Kings to 122-113 victory over Pistons

Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings used a dominant performance from their starters to beat the Detroit Pistons 122-113 on Friday night.

Sacramento's starting five outscored Detroit's 99-66.

De'Aaron Fox had 24 points and nine assists for the Kings, and Keegan Murray added 20 points. Sacramento had seven players in double figures, including all five starters.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 16: Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket agaisnt Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on December 16, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO U

Bojan Bogdanovic led Detroit with 22 points and rookie Jalen Duran added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Saddiq Bey scored 14 points and Marvin Bagley III had 13.

Detroit closed to 106-100 midway through the fourth, but Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer, stripped Bogdanovic and made a layup to put the Kings up 111-100 with 5:46 left.

The Pistons never threatened again.


Kings: Sacramento's starters outscored Detroit's 35-8 in the third quarter. All five starters had at least 13 points.

Pistons: The team announced Friday that Cade Cunningham had surgery to stabilize the stress fracture in his left shin. Cunningham will miss the rest of the season but is expected to be ready for training camp next fall.


Kings: Host Charlotte on Monday night

Pistons: Host Brooklyn on Sunday.