Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 4/22/12
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 20th straight loss with a 114-88 victory Sunday night. The Kings had lost nine of their previous 10 games, but this one was never in doubt as they scored 78 points in the paint and led by as many as 35 in the fourth quarter. Tyreke Evans was dominant while slicing his way through a non-existent Bobcats defense, hitting 10 of 11 shots from the field and finishing with 22 points. Kemba Walker had 13 points and 11 assists for the Bobcats, who are nearing the NBA record for futility. If the Bobcats (7-56) lose their final three games, they'll finish with the worst winning percentage in league history. They travel to face Washington and Orlando before closing the regular season at home Thursday night against New York. The Bobcats simply had no answers defensively for the Kings, who scored at will in the lane and made the most of their transition game, scoring 38 points on fast breaks. The Kings came in with the NBA's worst defense, giving up 104.6 points per game, but the Bobcats could only shoot 44 percent and manage 88 points. The Kings held Gerald Henderson to nine points, two nights after he tied a career high with 32 against the Memphis Grizzlies. This one was over early. The Kings started quickly, seemingly determined not to allow the Bobcats to end their losing streak against them despite having to make a rare late-season, cross-country flight. They bolted to a 22-6 lead eight minutes into the game after shooting 65 percent from the field. All but four of those points came inside the paint and 11 came in transition. Sacramento didn't let up, building a 59-44 lead at the half behind 55 percent shooting and 38 points in the paint. The Kings quickly stretched the lead to 26 in the third quarter and didn't let up from there. Cousins really began to assert his presence in the lane in the second half, when he scored 20 points. Jason Thompson chipped in with 14 points and seven assists while Jimmer Fredette had 11 points for the Kings (21-43). NOTES: Bobcats guard Reggie Williams had cleared his concussion test before the game and was ready to play, but his knee tightened up and he wound up sitting out. ... Cousins and Bismack Biyombo were called for double technical fouls in the second quarter. It was the 13th of the season for Cousins, the most in the NBA. ... Former Celtics star Robert Parish, who lives in the Charlotte area, was at the game.
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