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Thornton lifts Kings over Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marcus Thornton scored 27 points, Beno Udrih added 25 and the Sacramento Kings beat Milwaukee 97-90 Wednesday night to damage the Bucks' fading playoff hopes.

Milwaukee (28-42) fell three games behind Indiana for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference with 12 left to play.

Sacramento has won two of three on this five-game road trip and rebounded from an ugly 40-point loss to Chicago on Monday night, the Kings' worst in more than two years.

Milwaukee's Carlos Delfino scored 30 points for the second consecutive game to again match his career high, but had 22 of them in the first half.

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