Posted January 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
D2
Brook Lopez is the highest scoring center in the NBA, but DeMarcus Cousins isn't far behind. Although Cousins got the better of the most recent matchup, it was Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets that emerged with the win. The centers will be matched up for the final time this season as the Nets and Sacramento Kings attempt to continue their respective surges Saturday night at Barclays Center. Lopez leads all starting centers with an average of 18.9 points, while Cousins has 17.1 per game and has added 10.3 rebounds. Cousins was much more productive than his counterpart on Nov. 18, scoring 29 points while holding Lopez to 13. However, Brooklyn (18-15) won 99-90 for its sixth victory in the last eight meetings. Both teams enter this matchup having won four of five with their respective centers playing key roles. Lopez is averaging 24.8 points and 9.0 boards while hitting 60.0 percent from the floor in that span, while Cousins has 19.4 points and 14.0 rebounds in five games since mi...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
BEANTOWN BOUND?

Report: Celtics close to landing Cousins

Sources say that the Celtics are working on a deal involving several players in a trade for the Sacramento Kings' mercurial center, one that may soon be complete.

Are the Celtics about to land Demarcus Cousins?

Is Demarcus Cousins on his way to Boston? When the Celtics waived two prospects Kris Joseph and Jarvis Varnado earlier Sunday morning, it was seen as minor cost cutting moves. Both of their contracts were about to become guaranteed and the Celtics didn’t want to deal with it. That may not have been the case reports CSN’s A. Sherrod Blakely. #Celticstalk: The #Celtics decision...

Suddenly revitalized, Cousins lifting Kings

CLEVELAND -- DeMarcus Cousins is standing near his locker in the visitors dressing room, dancing and playfully yelling at teammates scattered across the room. Hey, stop singing in the shower, man, Cousins says, to no avail. Its as if hes making noise just for the sake of it. Since no one is actually responding, its fairly evident the fourth-year center hasn't quite emerged...

DeMarcus Cousins to the Boston Celtics? Trade rumors from Sunday night

The rumor of the night: DeMarcus Cousins to the Boston Celtics. Rumors of a Cousins trade are nothing new. But Sunday night, AM 1510 NBC Sports Radio in Boston reported that Celtics GM Danny Ainge was working on a deal for the disgruntled Sacramento Kings center. Among the names in a rumored deal: Jeff Green, Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley. Not all...

Blockbuster trade rumor: Cousins linked to Celtics again

Well, it was fast: #Celticstalk: The #Celtics decision to waive Vernado AND Joseph, opens the door for what one league source says may be a "blockbuster" deal. — A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) January 7, 2013 After some minutes of playing around with names in our heads, Blakely brought us a familiar name: #Celticstalk: The name that keeps coming up with everyone...

Cousins' big game helps Kings beat Raptors

TORONTO - Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he has had difficulty finding his rhythm this season. Don't tell that to the Toronto Raptors. Cousins had season highs with 31 points and 20 rebounds and the Kings defeated the Raptors 105-96 on Friday at Air Canada Centre for their second win in a row. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Raptors...

Let the Kings Keep Cousins

According to CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely, the latest buzz around a trade for temperamental big man DeMarcus Cousins is the Kings seeking multiple young players and draft picks. While the Celtics could pull off such a move, in a package based around Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger with others such as Courtney Lee, Fab Melo, Brandon Bass, etc., Danny Ainge should walk away and...

Nets 113, Kings 93

Brook Lopez scored 18 points in 17 minutes to lead six players in double figures, and the Brooklyn Nets got a nice effort from their reserves in beating the Sacramento Kings 113-93 on Saturday night for their third straight victory. One night after needing two overtimes to escape with a 115-113 victory in Washington, the Nets made sure the starters weren't too taxed. Deron Williams...

DeMarcus Cousins comes up with steal, fumbles ball right to Francisco Garcia (Video)

In the grand "That NBA Lottery Pick" highlight vault, let's mark this clip from Wednesday night's Cleveland Cavaliers/Sacramento Kings game as a "right place, right time" moment.Nearing the three minute mark of the fourth quarter, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins came up with a steal of Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and appeared to have an easy lay-up.That...

Kings 105, Raptors 96

DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 31 points and matched his career high with 20 rebounds, John Salmons scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 on Friday night. Jason Thompson scored 14 points and Isaiah Thomas had 11 as the Kings won their second straight road game. Sacramento had gone 1-13 away from home before...

Nets 115, Wizards 113, 2OT

WASHINGTON -- Joe Johnson sank the game-winning jumper with 0.7 seconds remaining in double-overtime, and Brook Lopez had 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets survived for a wild 115-113 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday. After the Wizards drained final-second shots to force both overtime sessions, Johnson returned the favor with a deep bomb from the right wing...

Pound the Rock Stars of the Night - Sacramento Kings 105, Toronto Raptors 96 - The 'It Wasn't Even This Close' Edition

posted by Romy AquinoPOUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE:   KINGS 105, RAPS 96    SEASON RECORD: 12W-21LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: KYLE LOWRYLINE...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.