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Kings hold on, beat Celtics 107-96 to sweep season series



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BOSTON – – Richaun Holmes had 25 points, 11 rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals, and the Sacramento Kings held on to beat Boston 107-96 on Friday night and earn their first season sweep of the Celtics since 2007.

De’Aaron Fox scored 29 points and Buddy Hield had 22 for Sacramento, which has won consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 6-7. “A lot of that is overshadowed by how we’ve been playing as a team. But he’s been a defensive anchor for us all season.”

Jaylen Brown had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Boston, which lost for the fourth time in five games to again fall below. After again leading 91-90 with 4 1/2 minutes left, Boston gave up 10 of the next 12 points, in cluding a banked 3-pointer by Holmes at the shot clock buzzer. Boston’s 15 fourth-quarter points tied a season low for any Kings opponent.

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