DeMarcus Cousins put up 35 points and added 14 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings sneak by the New Orleans Pelicans, 102-97. The Kings shot 38-80 (47.5%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 15 boards. This snaps a three-game losing streak for Sacramento (26-48).
Cousins went 13-18, in an efficient offensive performance. Other top contributors for Sacramento included Rudy Gay with 22 points and 5 rebounds, and Ray McCallum with 22 points and 10 assists. Despite the loss, Anthony Morrow scored 23 points off the bench for New Orleans on 9-13 shooting, including 4-6 from behind the arc.
New Orleans (32-42) has now dropped three straight games versus Sacramento.
Coming up next, the Kings battle the Los Angeles Lakers, who are 25-48 on the year. The Pelicans meet the Denver Nuggets, currently 32-42 this season. The Kings lost to Los Angeles the last three times they've played. The Pelicans have come away with a win the last two games against Denver.