It didn't take long for Marcus Thornton to earn the trust of his new teammates.

In his third game with the Kings, Thornton scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead them to a win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

But it's another thing for teammates to trust Thornton when he's struggling.

Entering the fourth quarter Sunday night, Thornton had made only 3 of 11 shots.

Still, the Kings trusted Thornton to deliver, and he did with 11 fourth-quarter points to rally the Kings to a 104-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

The Kings ended a two-game losing streak and finished 13-28 on the road, their best road mark since going 12-29 in the 2007-08 season.

Thornton made 4 of 6 shots in the fourth quarter.

"It's great when you have unselfish teammates like these guys," Thornton said. "Even though you're missing shots, they know the next one could possibly go down, so they keep giving you the ball, and it helps."

Thornton capped his scoring with a crossover move to shake Warriors guard Stephen Curry and make a 22-foot jumper to give the Kings a 104-100 lead with 12.6 seconds to play.

It might have been one of the prettiest moves Thornton has made as a King, though Thornton couldn't recall the last time he shook a defender in such a manner.

"Probably recently, but I can't remember," he said.

Thornton continues to call the February trade that sent him from playoff-bound New Orleans to the Kings for forward Carl Landry a "blessing," as it has allowed him to show what he can do on the court.

After a solid rookie season, Thornton's playing time had decreased under new Hornets coach Monty Williams.