(SportsNetwork.com) - The Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak last time out and will try to build momentum on Saturday night when they play host to the Orlando Magic at Sleep Train Arena.
The Kings were mired in a skid since DeMarcus Cousins went down with a viral infection. They overcame his absence on Friday night with a 102-101 overtime home victory over the Indiana Pacers.
With Cousins gone for the fourth straight game (he will also sit on Saturday, too), Carl Landry's go-ahead layup with 0.8 seconds left in overtime lifted the Kings to the win.
Sacramento led by as many as 17 in regulation, but the Pacers closed the fourth on a 10-2 run to force the extra session and a C.J. Watson 3-pointer preceded his floater in the paint to stake Indiana to a 101-100 edge with 1:03 remaining in overtime.
After Darren Collison and David West traded missed jumpers, Rudy Gay took the clock down and rose up for a contested jumper along the right baseline. Landry hauled in the misfire for an offensive rebound and laid the ball in to put the Kings in front.
West's desperation turnaround heave at the horn ricocheted off the backboard.
It snapped an 0-16 mark for the Kings without their star big man.
Gay netted 27 points, while Collison added 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals for Sacramento.
"We did have some struggles coming down the stretch but at the end of the day when we're on a losing streak like we were, you're just trying to get a win any way you can," said Collison. "It wasn't pretty at the end but we were able to gut it out and find a way to win."
The Magic put the brakes on a two-game slide with a 98-93 win Friday night in Utah to improve to 2-3 on a six-game road trip that ends Saturday.
Tobias Harris had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead the Magic. Victor Oladipo posted 20 points and six assists for Orlando, which had dropped six of its last seven games entering Friday.
"They were searching for a win and we were also, so it boiled down to us playing together and being extremely tough down the stretch," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said.
Orlando starting center Nik Vucevic didn't play due to back spasms. The Magic had dropped seven straight and were 5-27 without Vucevic in their lineup.
The Kings have won four straight against the Magic, who are 5-3 in their last eight in California's capital city.