Sacramento 100, New Orleans 92

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #19 James Capers, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 13222

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 20 19 30 31 100
New Orleans 29 23 26 14 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 9-15 6-4 3-11 W3
New Orleans 4-21 2-12 2-9 L6

Recap


DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 19 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings recorded their first three-game winning streak of the season with a 100-92 victory over the host New Orleans Hornets on Monday.

Tyreke Evans sparked the comeback with 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Kings rallied from 18 points down to send the shorthanded Hornets to their sixth consecutive loss and 15th in the last 16 games.

Rookie point guard Isaiah Thomas added 17 points, including a pair of huge 3-pointers in the final five minutes, to help Sacramento halt a five-game losing streak in New Orleans.

Greivis Vasquez scored 20 points, Emeka Okafor had 19 and Marco Belinelli added 18 for New Orleans, which was without injured starters Jarrett Jack and Jason Smith as well as top reserve Carl Landry.

After the Kings whittled a 16-point third-quarter lead to 78-69 entering the fourth, Evans scored nine points in an 11-2 run to pull Sacramento even at 80. Thomas' first 3-pointer put the Kings ahead for good.

Center Chris Kaman suited up for the first time since Jan. 23 and had 10 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans, which was outscored 31-14 in the final 12 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   New Orleans
DeMarcus Cousins 28 Scoring Greivis Vasquez 20
Isaiah Thomas 6 Assists Greivis Vasquez 9
DeMarcus Cousins 19 Rebounds Chris Kaman 12
DeMarcus Cousins 6 Free Throws Made Emeka Okafor 7
DeMarcus Cousins 1 Steals Trevor Ariza 2
DeMarcus Cousins 3 Blocks Gustavo Ayon 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 100 47.4 8-24 18-25 17 41 5 5 9
New Orleans 92 42.0 3-9 21-26 21 48 6 6 11

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Hornets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .100 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Kings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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