The Kings failed to secure their first road win in Miami since 2001, falling to an injury-plagued Heat squad 114-109 in overtime on Saturday.
Turnovers and an anemic offensive attack against the Heat’s second-half zone defense prevented the Kings from winning.
The Kings led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter and were up 104-103 with 1:41 remaining in overtime when DeMarcus Cousins fouled out.
It was all Miami after that, as the Heat outscored the Kings 11-5 the rest of the way.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 28 points, including 10 in overtime, while rookie Tyler Johnson added 24 points in the shorthanded Miami win.
Michael Beasley (18), Mario Chalmers (12), Chris Andersen (11), and Henry Walker (11) were also in double digits for the victors.
Rudy Gay paced Sacramento with 27 points, while DeMarcus Cousins added his 37th double-double of the season, scoring 27 points to go along with 17 rebounds.
Ben McLemore (20) and Derrick Williams (10) rounded out the Sacramento double-digit scoring.
Sacramento (21-40) falls to 8-21 on the road and is now 3-6 under George Karl.
The Kings also are now 12-16 in back-to-back games and 5-9 in the second game of back-to-back scenarios.
Sacramento is now 1-3 on their current eight-game road trip after the loss to the Heat (28-34). Miami also sweeps the season series 2-0 after a 95-83 win at Sleep Train Arena on Jan. 16.
With the game tied at 96 in the fourth quarter and Sacramento having the last possession of regulation, Gay failed to convert a driving layup and Cousins' follow up attempt didn’t go down, sending the game to overtime.
The Kings led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter and Miami took the lead 91-90 on a Wade fade-away jumper with 2:36 remaining in the game.
Sacramento entered the game 24th in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage, yet shot 8-for-12 from downtown in the first half, but was 1-for-11 from beyond the arc in the second half.
The Kings got off to an auspicious start from behind the 3-point line, making a season-high eight shots from downtown in the first half surpassing the previous season high of seven.
Sacramento led 61-47 at halftime as McLemore (3), Gay (2), Williams (2) and Omri Casspi (1) accounted for the eight drained 3-pointers before intermission.
After cooling off and only scoring 17 points in the third stanza, the Kings maintained a double-digit lead at 78-68 heading into the fourth quarter.
STANDOUT PERFORMER: Heat guard Tyler Johnson, a rookie out of Fresno State, scored a team-high 24 points for Miami.
TURNING POINT: The Heat outscored the Kings 18-13 in overtime to secure the win.
Kings -- G Darren Collison (Core Muscle Injury) and F Eric Moreland (Left Shoulder Labral Tear) were out. DeMarcus Cousins appeared to turn his left ankle at the 9:04 mark of the fourth quarter but played through it. Cousins injured the same ankle in a Feb. 21 win against the Grizzlies and the All-Star center missed two subsequent games against San Antonio on Feb. 27 and Portland on March 1.
Heat -- G Dwyane Wade (sore right hip) was questionable and played, while C Hassan Whiteside (ankle), F Luol Deng (right thigh contusion), G Goran Dragic (lower back contusion), F Chris Bosh (blood clot) and F Josh McRoberts (right meniscus surgery) were out.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Kings travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Monday in game five of an eight game road trip.