Atlanta climbed back to the .500 mark at the end of a four-game trip on which it went 2-2. Sacramento has lost four in a row and at 2-7 has the worst record in the Western Conference.
The Hawks had a 69-67 lead with 6:30 to play in the third quarter and then finished off the period on a 17-3 run. Sacramento came no closer than 11 during the closing 12 minutes.
Sacramento fell behind by 18 points in the second period only to climb back within two at halftime. The Kings were paced by Jason Thompson with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
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