Rodriguez Scores Career-High 24 Points In Kings Win

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sergio Rodriguez scored a career-high 24 points, Jason Thompson had 22 points and 14 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings won their third straight with a 112-96 victory Sunday over the New Orleans Hornets.

The Kings took the lead for good early in the second quarter and led the remainder of the game in upping their home record to 7-2. The Kings can complete a perfect four-game homestand with a victory Wednesday over Indiana.

Tyreke Evans had 14 points and Andres Nocioni and Beno Udrih each added 13 for the Kings, who moved to .500 with a surprising 8-8 record.

David West scored 24 points for the Hornets, who had won four of their previous five. Emeka Okafor had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Darren Collison had 11 points and six assists.