Lou Williams scores 26 points in Clippers’ rout of Kings

  • Sacramento Kings guard George Hill (3) fouls Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed (35) in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Sacramento Kings guard George Hill (3) fouls Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed (35) in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker, left, drives as Sacramento Kings forward Skai Labissiere, right, defends in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker, left, drives as Sacramento Kings forward Skai Labissiere, right, defends in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, drives as Los Angeles clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, defends in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, drives as Los Angeles clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, defends in the first period of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox defends as Clippers guard Lou Williams drives during the first half of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. Williams scored 26 points in a 126-105 victory. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox defends as Clippers guard Lou Williams drives during the first half of Saturday’s game at Staples Center. Williams scored 26 points in a 126-105 victory. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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LOS ANGELES — Lou Williams scored 26 points and the Clippers took a 126-105 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, their fourth consecutive win. The injury-depleted Clippers moved within a half-game of a playoff spot in the Western Conference and returned to .500 at 21-21.

Eight Clippers scored in double figures, including all five starters.

DeAndre Jordan didn’t play because of a sprained left ankle suffered during the Clippers’ victory Thursday over the Kings in Sacramento. Willie Reed replaced Jordan as the starting center and had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The Clippers gave up the game’s first four points, then roared into the lead and were never threatened after building a double-digit advantage in the second quarter. They led by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Williams came into Saturday with games of 50 points in the Clippers’ win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday and 30 in Thursday’s victory over the Kings.

More to come on this story.

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