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Kings Beat Bucks for 1st Time in 8 Years With 129-94 Win

After 15 consecutive losses to the Bucks, the Kings finally got the job done on Tuesday.

The Sacramento Kings have been shaky this season, as Sunday's home loss to the Houston Rockets continued discussions around the team's inability to consistently beat inferior opponents. Well, the Kings must have reflected hard on the loss, as they bounced back in demanding fashion with a 129-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks sit in second place in a competitive Eastern Conference with a 42-24 record, led by superstars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. In Tuesday's win, the Kings effectively shut down half of that star duo, holding Lillard to just ten points on 2-12 shooting. Antetokounmpo picked up Lillard's slack, finishing with 30 points and 13 rebounds, but he was not able to will the Bucks to a competitive game in Sacramento.

The Kings were firing from all cylinders, shooting 53.3% from the field and 45.0% from deep. Led by their star offensive trio of De'Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis, and Malik Monk, the Kings continue to prove they can hang with the best of the best, despite the occasional loss to the Detroit Pistons or Charlotte Hornets

Fox led the team in scoring with 29 points while chipping in seven assists and six rebounds. Sabonis continued his monstrous double-double streak, dropping 22 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists, highlighted by zero turnovers following a disastrous nine-turnover game in Sunday's loss to the Rockets. Monk continues to run away with the NBA Sixth Man of the Year race, contributing 25 points off the bench.

Tuesday's win marked Sacramento's first win over the Bucks since February 1st, 2016. After 15 consecutive losses to Milwaukee and over two years of disappointing outcomes, the Kings finally got the job done. 

After breaking a 16-year playoff drought last season, the Kings are on a mission to eliminate any dreadful trends that continue to haunt them. With one more embarrassing streak down the drain, the Kings are trending up with 18 games left in the season.

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