DeMarcus Cousins recorded his 37th double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Sacramento Kings defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-102. The Kings played an efficient game offensively, shooting 43-82 (52.4%) from the field and turning it over just nine times. This is the second win in as many games for Sacramento (22-39) after beating New Orleans on Monday.
Cousins shot 7-14 and converted 7-9 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Sacramento were Isaiah Thomas with 25 points and 6 assists, and Rudy Gay with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Knight had another big game for Milwaukee despite the loss, putting up 25 points on 7-13 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-10 from the free throw line.
Milwaukee (12-48) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Utah on Monday.
Coming up next, the Kings square off against the Toronto Raptors, who are 33-26 on the year. The Bucks meet the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 24-37 this season. The Kings are 1-0 versus Toronto this season. The Bucks are 0-1 versus New Orleans this season.