Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics, the club with the best record this season, beat the Sacramento Kings 122-104 on Friday.
Jaylen Brown had 25 points and Derrick White 16 for Boston (15-4), which won its 11th time in 12 games.
Dominican Al Horford finished with 13 points and Tatum with eight boards.
De’Aaron Fox was the best spiker for Sacramento with 20 points. Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Davion Mitchell finished with 13 points.
After a seven-game winning streak, the Kings have lost two straight.
In the matchup between the top two teams in the league in November, the Celtics took a 16-point lead early in the second quarter.
The Kings, who have the best offense in the league, went on a roll and pulled within 64-62 before halftime.
For the Celtics, the Dominican Horford played 28 minutes, scored 25 and finished with 4 boards and 5 assists.
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