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Give DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of the Sacramento Kings a lot of credit. Cousins came up with 20 points and 7 boards as his team not only ended Boston’s two-game road winning streak, but beat them by a whopping 25 points in the process. Still, even in one of their finest performances of the season, DMC and the Kings managed to show signs of their lottery status. All game long–despite leading throughout–they pissed, moaned, whined, and pouted to the officials after every call (and every non-call). Bill Walton didn’t much care for it, and neither did I.
As you’d probably expect, none other than DeMarcus Cousins was the leading complainer. At one point (with the Kings up 15 in the third quarter) he actually stopped playing defense on Brandon Bass and tried to make a traveling call himself. Keith Smart may want to let his young gun know that only people with whistles can stop the game.
Definitely a travel, but goddamn DeMarcus, you can’t allow a guy to beat the shot clock buzzer with an uncontested jumper just because he shuffled his feet. If you must have your opinion known wait for the next dead ball, or until your team has the ball, or… just do pretty much anything other than what you did here!
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The Kings started this one off hot, building up a big lead early on against a road weary Celtics, utilizing their youth and athleticism, taking a 26-20 lead after one quarter. The Kings were able to force the ball to Demarcus Cousins while Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson packed a scoring punch. Behind their captain [...]
Marcus Thornton hit five 3-pointers scored a season-high 36 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 120-95 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
The Kings set a season high for points and pulled away in the third quarter, shooting 70 percent and scoring 41 points in building a 19-point lead.
Jason Thompson matched his season high with 21...
This game was a case of looking ahead. The Celtics were focused on the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night instead of the opponent tonight, the Sacramento Kings. Marcus Thornton and Co. capitalized on this with a big win over the Celtics, 120-95.
The first quarter belonged to the Kings. Sacramento started off with energy and determination, which caught the Celtics by surprise. ...
Notice the title: I said jump out and maintain a big lead. That's exactly what the Kings did for the most part with the exception of the 2nd quarter when Boston got back into it. Then the Kings blitzed Boston with 41 points, which for Boston is a season high in points allowed in a single quarter, and that was pretty much game. Ray Allen hit some 3's to keep Boston with theoretical...
Tip: 10:30 PM Court: Power Balance Pavilion Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tony Brothers, Matt Boland and Scott Twardoski
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Record: 23-19 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
Record: 14-29 (5th Pacific, 14th West)
On the road: 7-11
At Home: 10-9
The Kings reportedly declined a trade offer from the Nuggets of Nene for DeMarcus Cousins.
Boston Celtics (23-19) at Sacramento Kings (14-29)
Friday, March 16
10:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #43, Road Game #19
TV: CSNNE, CSNCA, NBA-LP 762/763 (DTV)
Radio: WEEI, KHTK
Power Balance Pavillion Arena
Referees: Tony Brothers, Matt Boland, Scott Twardoski
This is the first and only meeting between these two teams this season. This is the 6th game of...
The Kings take their craptastic play in the last 3 games into a match with the almighty aging Boston Celtics.
Can the Kings actually play defense? Can the Kings actually run offense for most of the game if not all? Maybe, maybe not. Time shall tell.
The burning question is will Cousins respond against the Celtics tonight? The greater question is should the Kings draft a player...
Early season first half woes have seemed come back. Struggling to score in the first half has led to awful results for Boston, as of late, as they lost another game tonight. This time the Denver Nuggets walked away with a 98-91 victory at the Pepsi Center.
Trying to play a different style of basketball never works. This is what happened in Sacramento and is continuing...