Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart took off his blue jacket and tossed it to DeMarcus Cousins. The fouled-out forward played coach for the final minute, and everybody on the bench enjoyed a laugh. That wasn't the only rare sight in Sacramento this season. Marcus Thornton scored 31 points, Cousins had 23 points and five rebounds and the Kings held off the Memphis Grizzlies 119-110 on Tuesday night for only their second three-game winning streak this year. ''He decided, `Coach, let me coach,''' Smart said. ''I said, `Fine. But if I get fined, you're paying.' It actually fit him. Either he's losing weight, or I'm gaining weight.'' Sacramento is certainly looking different these days. Thornton added seven rebounds and six assists, and Tyreke Evans returned after missing the last two games because of a sprained left ankle, scoring nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to help the Kings pull away. Smart, who replaced the fired Paul Westphal after a 2-5 start, pointed to anothe...
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