Kings, Magic clash in Orlando

( - The Sacramento Kings will resume an eight-game road trip Friday night against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.

The Kings opened the lengthy sojourn with a win at New York on Tuesday, but suffered a 112-85 setback in San Antonio the following night.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points with only three rebounds in 22 minutes because of foul trouble, while Ray McCallum had 12 points and Rudy Gay managed 10 for the Kings, who made only 37.2 percent for the game and gave up 24 points on 18 turnovers.

"When he got in foul trouble in the first half, I think that gave San Antonio that inner confidence," Kings coach George Karl said of Cousins.

Sacramento, losers in nine of the 13 games, is 8-19 away from home and still has stops in Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington remaining on the trek.

The Magic are 0-2 on a four-game homestand and dropped a 105-100 decision to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

Victor Oladipo's career-high 38 points on 15-of-25 shooting wasn't enough for Orlando, which received 18 points from Nikola Vucevic in its fourth straight loss.

"We've got to find out a way to come out better in the second half," Oladipo said. "We've got to put a whole game together if we want to win games."

Orlando is only 4-16 in the past 20 games and will close the homestand Sunday versus Boston. The Magic are 9-21 at Amway Center.

Magic guard Evan Fournier (hip) is questionable versus the Kings.

The Magic defeated Sacramento, 105-96, on Dec. 6 out west and were led by Tobias Harris, who scored 27 points. Cousins and Vucevic did not play in that one. The Kings had won four straight against the Magic.