SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve guard Isaiah Thomas also scored 17 to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Orlando Magic 91-82 on Friday night.
With Tyreke Evans back in the lineup and getting the job done from 3-point range, the Sacramento Kings just returned to the win column.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the struggling Toronto Raptors 107-100 on Wednesday night.
It is commonly accepted by reasonable people that Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is not the easiest player to deal with. In addition to getting questionable suspensions for confronting announcers , Cousins is an emotional, volatile personality. At times, his emotions get the better of him on the court.
It’s usually worth it, though, because Cousins is one of the most talented young players in the NBA. Last season, he played like a star , averaging 21.4 points and 13.0 rebounds per game while displaying a varied set of skills. The thinking was that, if Cousins worked on his maturity and progressed at a similar rate, he’d find himself in the thick of All-Star discussions despite playing for a fairly bad team.
Things have not worked out as planned. Without context, his averages still look good: 19.5 points and 11.3 rebounds. But those marks still represent a regression, and Cousins’s shooting has dipped to a paltry 41.7 percent from the field. It’s gotten so bad that he claims he’s lost all his confidence. From Ailene Voisin for The Sacramento Bee (via PBT ):
LOS ANGELES — It didn’t matter that the Los Angeles Clippers’ 116-81 blowout victory came against a Sacramento Kings team a whose rotation is a head-scratcher, whose best passer is 6-foot-6 backup center, and whose energy and resolve were left on the team bus.
“We needed a win like that,” Blake Griffin said. “To be what I thought was pretty good from start to finish, it’s good for our confidence.”
After running out to an 8-2 start that included wins over Miami, San Antonio (home and away), Memphis and the Lakers, the Clippers have staggered over the past 10 days.
LOS ANGELES — Behind a concentrated team effort, the Los Angeles Clippers easily handled the visiting Sacramento Kings on Saturday night, 116-81, at Staples Center.
LOS ANGELES – Behind a concentrated team effort, the Los Angeles Clippers easily handled the visiting Sacramento Kings on Saturday night, 116-81, at Staples Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 17 points off the bench, leading seven Clippers in double-digit scoring, and Los Angeles rested all of its starters in the fourth quarter of a 116-81 blowout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
SACRAMENTO — Indiana’s David West scored a season-high 31 points and, combined with a solid defensive effort, helped to give the Pacers a 97-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings before an announced crowd of 12,544 at Sleep Train Arena on Friday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — David West had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers edge the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night.