Sixers surprise Kings for 2nd win in 3 games

Dec 31, 2015 1:40 AM by Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Ish Smith scored five of his 18 points over the final 3 1/2 minutes and Jamari Grant made three late free throws to help lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 110-105 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

The 76ers have won two of their past three games since acquiring Smith in a trade with New Orleans, improving their NBA-worst record to 3-31. Nerlens Noel had a season-high 20 points with nine rebounds while Grant finished with 16 points, a career-best 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Isaiah Canaan scored 15 points for Philadelphia, and reserve Hollis Thompson had 12.

DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento but fouled out with 1:47 left.

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