John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Kings won their second straight road game, thanks in part to a huge third quarter run. DeMarcus Cousins had a monster performance with 31 points and 20 rebounds.
Sacramento won its second road game in a row in exciting fashion behind another huge game from DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins was a force to be reckoned with, finishing with 31 points (11-18 from the field), 20 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals to lead Sacramento to a 105-96 victory. John Salmons added 20 points and played some great defense on DeMar DeRozan throughout, who shot just 3-11.
The Raptors were led by Kyle Lowry and Alan Anderson, who combined for 44 points off of Toronto's bench. They were responsible for giving Toronto a decent lead in the second quarter against Sacramento's bench. The Kings were able to rally back though, going on a 20-0 run spanning the end of the first half and carrying into most of the third quarter. Sacramento outscored Toronto 28-10 in the third, holding them to just 4 points for the first 9 minutes of the quarter.
Sacramento shot 52.6% from the field and finished with 23 assists to 17 turnovers. A lot of those turnovers came in the fourth quarter with the game already decided. Toronto shot just 38% from the field, a combination of good Sacramento defense (especially from Salmons and Francisco Garcia) and Toronto just having one of those nights that every team in the NBA has where shots don't go down. Toronto shot 33 three point attempts but made just 11.
The Kings now have guaranteed that they will finish this road trip at least 2-2, but can make it 3-1 against Brooklyn tomorrow, who as of the time of this writing, was going into double overtime against the Washington Wizards.
Full recap will be up later. For now, everybody dance!
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