SACRAMENTO, Calif. – DeAaron Fox had 28 points and nine assists and the Sacramento Kings set a franchise record for 3-pointers with 25 in a 131-118 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night in NBA action.
Domantas Sabonis had 15 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists for the Kings, who have won three straight against the Nets, including a season sweep last year. Keegan Murray scored 24 and Malik Monk had 21 points and nine assists.
It was the second time this season the Kings had three players with seven assists or more.
Sacramento shot 25 of 45 from 3-point range (55.6%), breaking the Kings' previous record of 23. Fox and Trey Lyles led the shooting from beyond the arc with five 3s each.
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Mikal Bridges led the Nets with 22 points, five assists and five rebounds. Brooklyn was one of the hottest teams in the East heading into the night, with six wins in their previous seven games.
The Kings led comfortably most of the way before the Nets pulled within 110-104 with six minutes remaining. Harrison Barnes responded with his third 3-pointer of the game and Sacramento pulled away.
Coming off a 23-point fourth quarter against the Suns last Friday, Fox gave the Kings a quick spark with a corner 3 in the first quarter. The ball bounced off the hoop several times before falling as Fox jumped up and down with each bounce.
Sacramento limited Brooklyn to 18 points in the first quarter and led 26-18.
After trailing by double digits early in the second, the Nets pulled within 71-67 on Cameron Thomas' 3-pointer midway through the third.
Sacramento took control after that and led 89-74 after Monk's thunderous one-handed dunk and Murray's 3-pointer. Monk later fed Lyles a lob pass that Lyles buried to make it 107-90.
Nets: Face the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Kings: Play the Clippers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.