Kings beat Hornets 72-65 to take first Summer League win

Kings beat Hornets 72-65 to take first Summer League win
July 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Ben McLemore is entering his second season with the Kings after being drafted 7th overall out of Kansas in 2013. (USATSI)

The Sacramento Kings pulled out their first win of the 2014 NBA Summer League, taking down the Charlotte Hornets 72-65 at the UNLV campus.

Charlotte's rookie first-rounder P.J. Hairston was raining threes, finishing with a game-high 22 points but the Hornets couldn't pull it out.

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The Kings came with a balanced offensive attack, distributing the ball well and would finish with five players in double figures. 

Nik Stauskas and Quincy Acy once again hit double digits, but were joined this time by MarShon Brooks and Ben Mclemore, who each added 11 apiece.

Guard Ra'shad James led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points of his own, despite playing just under 16 minutes, which was the second-lowest of any Kings player on Sunday.

Stauskas, the team's No. 8 overall pick in 2014, racked up 10 points, finishing with two triples on four attempts. 

He would, however, finish 2-of-6 from the line.

The Kings will close out pool play on Monday, hosting the NBA D-League Select team at 1:30 p.m.

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