Rookie Trae Young had 23 points and eight assists but the Hawks lost to the Kings 135-113 in Sacramento Wednesday night.
The Hawks, beaten by the Kings 146-115 on Nov. 1, trailed by 29 at one point, committed 21 turnovers, and were outrebounded 53-36.
Young made four 3s and needs four to break the Hawks rookie record of 82 set by Salim Stoudamire in 2005-06. Kevin Huerter is close behind Young with 78.
John Collins scored 14 for the Hawks.
Rookie Harry Giles came off the bench and scored 12 of his season-high 20 points in the third quarter for Sacramento.
Another Kings rookie, Marvin Bagley III, added 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Bogdan Bogdanovic had 16 points and seven assists for Sacramento, which pulled away in the third thanks to Giles. Buddy Hield scored 18 and Nemanja Bjelica added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Bagley, the No. 2 pick in last year's draft who made his first career start on Jan. 22, had 13 points in the first half when the Kings rallied from 10 down to go up 67-53 at halftime. Bagley also scored on a reverse dunk early in the fourth quarter to bring the crowd to its feet.
Giles, who missed last season mending from knee surgery, had his most dominant stretch in the third. He had a hand in four straight baskets with a pair of short hook shots, an assist and an offensive rebound that led to a 3-pointer by Bogdanovic. Giles later had an emphatic dunk that put Sacramento ahead 105-77.
That was important for coach Dave Joerger's team on a night when De'Aaron Fox struggled with his shot most of the game. The second-year point guard was scoreless in the first quarter and finished 4 of 10 from the floor.
The Hawks’ Tyler Dorsey did not play due to a knee injury.
Hawks veteran Vince Carter received a loud ovation when he entered in the second quarter. Carter spent last season with the Kings.
The Hawks play at Utah on Friday night.