Originally written November 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins and the Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, two up-and-coming centers, looked forward to facing off in the paint Wednesday, having compared each other's careers since entering the NBA as first-round picks in 2010. On this night, Cousins earned the win despite Monroe's impressive statistical performance. With Cousins producing 21 points and 11 rebounds and hitting a crucial free throw with two seconds left, the Kings held on for a 105-103 win at Sleep Train Arena. Monroe recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, but he said he'd have preferred a victory. He had Detroit's first triple-double since 2004 and the NBA's first this season. "Frustrating because we're close," Monroe said. "We did a lot of things well, but we have to focus on defense. We score 100 points, we should win." Sacramento (2-3) broke the 100-point barrier for the firs...
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