The Kings beat the Wizards 109-86 at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday, securing back-to-back wins for the first time since November.
Rudy Gay, who entered Sunday’s game averaging 25.9 over his last nine games, matched his torrid pace leading Sacramento with 26 points.
DeMarcus Cousins, who had missed two consecutive games, added 20 points while Ben McLemore contributed 17 points, with all of them coming in the second half.
Omri Casspi added 14 points and Ray McCallum 13 points and six assist with zero turnovers for the Kings.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 19 points, while Nene added 11 and Drew Gooden contributed 10 in the losing effort.
Sacramento leveraged a balanced offensive attack with all five starters in double digits, plus 24 assists on 40 field goals made to get the win.
Additionally, the Kings had an excellent defensive effort holding an opponent under 100 points for the fourth time under George Karl, including holding the Wizards to just 3-for-17 shooting from three-point range.
The Kings took a 90-70 lead into the fourth quarter and -- unlike the 21-point lead squandered against the Wizards in the first meeting between the teams on March 14 -- sealed the deal.
Washington never threatened in the fourth quarter with Wall, the only starter on the floor. The point guard played just under three minutes in the final stanza.
With Sunday’s win at Sleep Train Arena, the Kings earned a 1-1 series split against the Wizards (40-30) after Sacramento’s 113-97 loss in Washington on March 14.
Ironically, this matches the same outcome of last season’s series with each team protecting home court.
Sacramento (24-45) improves to 15-21 at home and 6-11 under coach Karl.
STANDOUT PERFORMER: Rudy Gay was prodigious, going for 33 points and carrying the Kings again.
TURNING POINT: The Kings extended a seven-point halftime lead to a 20-point lead; 90-70 at the end of the third quarter en route to the win.
Kings -- C DeMarcus Cousins (right calf sprain), G Ben McLemore (right forearm contusion) and F Rudy Gay (left patellar tendon strain) were probable, started and played.
F Omri Casspi was shoved by into the stands by Paul Pierce in the second quarter and played through a bleeding elbow. After review, Pierce’s foul was ruled a flagrant 1 foul.
G Darren Collison (core muscle injury) and F Eric Moreland (left shoulder labral tear) were out.
Wizards -- F Kris Humphries (strained left groin) is doubtful and G Garrett Temple (right hamstring strain) is out.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Kings host the Sixers in the finale of a five-game homestand Tuesday.