By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Thornton scored 31 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and five rebounds before fouling out and the Sacramento Kings held off the Memphis Grizzlies 119-110 on Tuesday night for only their second 3-game winning streak this season.
Thornton added seven rebounds and six assists, and Tyreke Evans returned after missing the last two games because of a sprained left ankle, scoring 9 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to help the Kings pull away.
Rudy Gay had 23 points and six rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Grizzlies, who began a stretch of 9 of 11 games away from home. Memphis has 3 of its last four.
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