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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Beno Udrih scored 23 points, Jason Thompson had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards 116-91 on Wednesday night.
Wizards rookie John Wall sat out with a sore foot. He was announced as a starter by the public address announcer but never left the bench.
That wiped out what was supposed to be the first NBA meeting between Wall and his college teammate at Kentucky, DeMarcus Cousins. Wall was selected first overall in this year's draft, and Cousins went No. 5 to Sacramento. Both came out after their freshman season.
Kings rookie, Pooh Jeter provided a spark off the bench, scoring 13 points and handing out nine assists.
Cousins started the game and finished with 10 points, five rebounds and five fouls in 24 minutes.
Tyreke Evans who continues to battle a case of plantar fasciitis only scored 8 points. According to the team, he will be able to play through the injury that will be treated through medication, a night splint, and walking boot when not playing or practicing.
Evans will also undergo a precautionary MRI on his foot on Thursday.
The Associated Press and KXTV News10