Marcus Thornton has scored in double figures in 16 of his 17 games with the Kings this season.

The lone single-digit effort was a bad one. Thornton missed nine of his 12 shots and committed a season-high six turnovers in a 102-80 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on March 18.

Thornton was on his way to another clunker Sunday against the 76ers.

He missed six of his first seven shots in the first half. Sacramento was trailing, and Thornton was left to confront himself at halftime.

"I talked to myself a little bit and told myself I had to get it going," Thornton said. "The guys felt the same way. It was a team effort, though."

The team got Thornton the ball in the third quarter. He scored 19 points in the period and 29 in the second half to lead the Kings to a 114-111 win over the 76ers in overtime at Wells Fargo Center.

Thornton finished with 32 points as the Kings overcame a 32-foot three-pointer by Lou Williams at the end of regulation that forced the overtime.

"He's a major league scorer," Kings coach Paul Westphal said of Thornton. "Since we've got him, he's had one or two bad games. But he's always really produced. … He's been a real catalyst for us."

The Kings were winless in their previous five overtime games this season but held on Sunday, with former 76er Samuel Dalembert grabbing key rebounds late and making two free throws to give the Kings a 113-109 lead with 12.8 seconds to play in overtime.

The Kings trailed by 12 points in the first half but closed the gap to five by halftime.

"We could have easily folded the tent with how things were going out there," Thornton said.

Thornton had one point in overtime, but he did plenty to get the Kings the lead in regulation with the most points in a quarter, and in a half, by a King this season.

The Kings ended their five-game road trip with a 4-1 record, the first time they have won four games on a road trip of at least five games since the 2005-06 season.

The Kings have won three in a row for the first time this season, all on the road.