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Thomas leads Kings past Celtics, 118-96

  • Jason Thompson of the Sacramento Kings dunks against the Boston Celtics  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jason Thompson of the Sacramento Kings dunks against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Jimmer Frdette of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jimmer Frdette of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

  • DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings scores on a fast break play against the Boston Celtics  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

    DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings scores on a fast break play against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings against the Boston Celtics and teammate Thomas Robinson celebrate a basket by Jimmer Fredette  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

    Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings against the Boston Celtics and teammate Thomas Robinson celebrate a basket by Jimmer Fredette during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings defender Jason Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings defender Jason Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

  • Jason Thompson of the Sacramento Kings dunks against the Boston Celtics  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Jimmer Frdette of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT
  • DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings scores on a fast break play against the Boston Celtics  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings against the Boston Celtics and teammate Thomas Robinson celebrate a basket by Jimmer Fredette  during an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/ The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings defender Jason Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points and made one of Sacramento’s two four-point plays in the second half as the Kings handed the Boston Celtics their third straight lopsided loss on a California road swing, 118-96 last night.

John Salmons added 23 points off the bench, Jason Thompson scored 20 and DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double for the Kings, who ended the calendar year by winning their sixth home game out of the last seven.

Jason Terry and Paul Pierce each scored 20 points for the Celtics.

The Celtics are going in the other direction after handily beating Brooklyn on Christmas Day. They followed that win with a trip to California to face the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State and Sacramento and got outscored by 69 points in losing all three.

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