Final Score: Kings defeat Pistons 105-103

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Kings win behind a strong team performance, led by DeMarcus Cousins. Detroit fell short despite a triple-double from Greg Monroe.


Final - 11.7.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit Pistons 27 19 25 32 103
Sacramento Kings 26 29 24 26 105

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The Sacramento Kings edged out a narrow victory over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night, winning 105-103. The Kings were led by a strong performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Ultimately though, this was a team victory. Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas each added 15 points, Jason Thompson added 13, and Aaron Brooks and Marcus Thornton both had 11. Brooks and Thornton each had key three pointers in the fourth quarter as well.

Jimmer Fredette added 12 points in 15 minutes, in what I would consider his best game as a pro. Jimmer looked confident in his shot, his handle, his passing, and even his defense. When Smart left Jimmer in the game with two minutes remaining, it seemed earned. One game does not redeem Jimmer's struggles to this point, but it was a really encouraging sight.

For the Pistons, Greg Monroe notched his first career triple-double. Monroe ended the game with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Monroe's 10th assist came on a late pass out to Brandon Knight, who sank a dagger three with less than a minute remaining. Isaiah Thomas, who replaced Jimmer with less than a minute left, sagged in on Monroe rather than protecting against the three.

The ugliest moment of the game came from Thomas Robinson. Robinson and Jonas Jerebko had been battling for a few plays. After a play had been blown dead, the two remained entangled and Robinson threw a clearly deliberate elbow at Jerebko's head. It landed on Jerebko's neck/chin, and Jerebko dropped. Robinson was assessed a Flagrant 2, was immediately ejected, and will earn himself a suspension. It was a surprising and ugly moment in an otherwise hard-fought, fun game.

Akis was at the game and will be posting a full recap later this evening. In the meantime, Kings win! Let's dance!

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