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Sacramento shakes up lineup, beats Brooklyn 107-86 to snap 5-game skid

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce, center, drives between Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore, left, and Greivis Vasquez, of Venezuela, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce, center, drives between Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore, left, and Greivis Vasquez, of Venezuela, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett, right, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward John Salmons, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett, right, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward John Salmons, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche, left, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins scramble for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche, left, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins scramble for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 24 points after losing his starting spot to rookie Ben McLemore, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Wednesday night.

Greivis Vasquez had 17 points and 12 assists, and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points, six assists and six rebounds to help the Kings blow out Brooklyn. Sacramento led by 18 points in the second quarter and 23 late in the third before holding off a brief Brooklyn rally in the fourth.

Brook Lopez had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Deron Williams finished with 13 points and seven assists as the Nets lost their third straight game.