Sacramento 102, New Orleans 96

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #57 Greg Willard, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 14534

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 22 24 21 29 96
Sacramento 24 32 20 26 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 31-17 19-5 12-12 L1
Sacramento 12-33 7-17 5-16 W2

Recap

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the host Sacramento Kings snapped the 10-game winning streak of the New Orleans Hornets with a 102-96 victory on Saturday.

It was the second major upset in two nights for the Kings (12-33) after they stunned the Los Angeles Lakers 100-95 on Friday for the first of two unlikely victories for one of the NBA’s worst franchises.

Tyreke Evans scored 18 points and Samuel Dalembert added 16 for the Kings, who led by 10 points at halftime and held off a late New Orleans surge.

David West scored 21 points for New Orleans (31-17), while Chris Paul had 19 points and seven assists.

Sacramento led 96-90 after Evans’ basket with 3:21 left. New Orleans seemed intent on pulling off a late comeback when it moved within two on West’s 15-footer with 1:43 remaining.

But just as Sacramento held off the Lakers’ charge on Friday, the Kings stymied the Hornets as a tip-in by Dalembert with 53.4 seconds left started a 6-0 run. Beno Udrih and Dalembert each added two free throws to give the Kings an eight-point lead with 20.6 seconds left.

Marcus Thornton added 16 points for the Hornets, who had last played on Wednesday.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Sacramento
David West 21 Scoring DeMarcus Cousins 25
Chris Paul 7 Assists DeMarcus Cousins 7
David West 7 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 12
Chris Paul 8 Free Throws Made Beno Udrih 5
Chris Paul 3 Steals Omri Casspi 3
Emeka Okafor 3 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 96 43.2 4-16 28-30 15 35 5 6 15
Sacramento 102 50.0 4-12 16-20 23 39 2 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Boston. The Kings have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .294 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Hornets have a W/L % of .710 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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