Cousins went 15 for 24 in the fourth highest-scoring performance in Rookie Challenge history, matching LeBron James’(notes) 33 points in 2004. Catching passes from Wall was a welcome respite for Cousins during a rocky rookie season in Sacramento, most recently including a suspension for fighting with teammate Donte Greene(notes) after a game last week.
"I had some flashbacks (to Kentucky)," Cousins said. "It was fun being out there with John. That year didn’t last long enough, but it’s over now."