MILWAUKEE – Guard Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and had six assists to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 116-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
His totals might have been higher if Thomas, a former Washington Huskies standout, hadn’t been ejected after getting two technical fouls with 4:19 remaining.
“That is not cool at all,” Thomas said of having to leave the game. “I am going to talk to the NBA about that. I don’t have a reputation for getting technicals. I don’t say anything disrespectful to anybody and for them to hit me with two straight technicals is just not cool at all. I am going to talk to the NBA about it and try to get that back because I’ve got two kids.
“I have never been kicked out of a game in my life.”
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Thomas has scored at least 20 points in eight of his last nine games.
Sacramento opened its season-high seven-game, 12-day trip by shooting 52 percent (43 for 82) from the field.
Bobcats beat Pacers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Al Jefferson had a pretty good inkling it was Charlotte’s night when he banked in a 31-footer from well beyond the top of the key to beat the shot clock midway through the fourth quarter.
Jefferson scored 34 points and the Bobcats beat Indiana 109-87. The Pacers entered the game with the best record in the league.
Jefferson was 16 of 25 from the field and had eight rebounds for the Bobcats (28-33), who won their fifth straight at home.
“I’m not accepting that we’re a team that guys look at on the schedule anymore and say, ‘OK, we have the Bobcats (so) we can take the night off,’ ” Jefferson said.
• James Harden scored 31 points, including 25 in the second half, and the Houston Rockets dug out of a double-digit, first-half hole to beat the host Orlando Magic 101-89. Dwight Howard added 19 points and 14 rebounds in his second trip to Orlando to face his former team; he was a Los Angeles Laker last season.
• Klay Thompson, a former Washington State standout, scored 18 points to help Golden State beat host Boston 108-88.
• The Portland Trail Blazers routed Atlanta 102-78 in a game where Hawks guard Kyle Korver’s league-record three-point streak ended.
Korver had made at least one three-pointer in each of the previous 127 games, but he was 0 for 5 on threes against Portland.