DeMarcus Cousins played an incredible final two minutes of the game as the Kings stunned the Rockets 110-106 in Houston. Cousins finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds, but that doesn't quite describe how he won the game for the Kings late.
With 90 seconds left, the Rockets led by three. Out of a timeout, Isaiah Thomas and Cousins ran a pick and roll that resulted in a patient score for Boogie over Dwight Howard. James Harden, who finished with 38 points, missed a pull-up three at the other end. The Kings ran a play to get Ben McLemore on open three above the break, but he rimmed out. But Cousins got the rebound over Howard and Terrence Jones and hit a tough, falling putback flip to give the Kings the lead with 56 seconds left.
After a Rockets timeout, Harden and Howard ran a pick and roll ... and Boogie picked The Beard clean. (Ew, gross.) He hit a streaking McLemore, who finished a layup to put Sacramento up three with 38 seconds left. On the Rockets' next attempt, Harden went to the rim ... but Boogie slipped in to draw the charge. The Kings ran down the clock, the Rockets eventually had to foul. Isaiah hit a free throw to put it out of reach.
So that's three key offensive plays (two scores and the assist to McLemore) and two huge defensive stops in 90 seconds for one player, DeMarcus Freaking Cousins. Just incredible.