Posted March 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
DeMarcus Cousins is a far different player now from what the New Jersey Nets saw of him as a rookie. The second-year forward is putting together his best stretch of basketball and will try for a career-best sixth straight double-double Saturday night when the Sacramento Kings host the Nets. Cousins was bypassed by New Jersey (18-35) in the 2010 draft, falling to Sacramento (18-33) at No. 5. The Nets used the third overall pick on Derrick Favors, who is no longer on their team and missed all 13 shots for Utah on Friday. That contest featured another dominant performance by Cousins, who had 27 points and 14 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double as the Kings ended a four-game slide with a 104-103 win over the Jazz. Cousins had a tying three-point play with 2:20 left and made the eventual game-winning free throw with 3.8 seconds to go. "It feels good, especially playing through the type of adversity we played through (Friday),'' Cousins said. "It was definitely a big win for...
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