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Hornets top Kings

Jason Smith had 22 points, Marco Belinelli scored 21 and New Orleans posted a 105-96 victory over Sacramento in a matchup between the two worst teams in the Western Conference.

Greivis Vasquez totaled 15 points and five assists for the Hornets, who have won three of their last five games.

Marcus Thornton paced the Kings with 25 points, while Tyreke Evans finished with 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals.

Sacramento dropped its sixth straight game, tying a season high (Feb. 11-21).