Sacramento 118, Boston 96

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #36 David Jones, #50 Olandis Poole, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 15305

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 18 31 24 23 96
Sacramento 24 30 30 34 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 14-16 9-5 5-11 L3
Sacramento 11-19 10-7 1-12 W2

Recap


Kings 118, Celtics 96:
Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 27 points to lead six players in double figures and DeMarcus Cousins recorded the first triple-double of his career as Sacramento won its fourth straight home game. 

Cousins collected 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, John Salmons scored 23 points and Jason Thompson added 20 for the Kings, who have won two straight meetings following an eight-game losing streak against the Celtics.

Jason Terry and Paul Pierce scored 20 points apiece to lead Boston, which has lost three straight overall and eight of nine on the road. 

The Kings took control with a 10-0 run midway through the first quarter, only to see the Celtics reel off a 12-0 spurt bridging the first and second quarters to regain the lead. Boston was within 59-57 early in the third, but the Kings eased away and never let the lead slip to single digits in the fourth quarter. 

The Kings dominated inside, outscoring the Celtics 56-38 in the paint and holding a 45-35 edge on the boards. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Kings were without G Tyreke Evans (knee) for the seventh consecutive game and lost G Marcus Thornton to a sprained left ankle in the third quarter. … Boston PG Rajon Rondo (thigh, hip) returned to the lineup after sitting out Saturday's loss at Golden State and had two points and 10 assists. … Sacramento has dished out at least 28 assists in four consecutive games after failing to do so in any of its first 26 contests. 

Top Game Performances

Boston   Sacramento
Paul Pierce 20 Scoring Isaiah Thomas 27
Rajon Rondo 10 Assists DeMarcus Cousins 10
Kevin Garnett 12 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 10
Jared Sullinger 6 Free Throws Made DeMarcus Cousins 4
Courtney Lee 3 Steals Chuck Hayes 2
Jason Collins 1 Blocks James Johnson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 96 41.4 7-22 17-19 25 36 3 7 13
Sacramento 118 53.7 10-20 20-25 28 45 8 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Kings have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .368 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Celtics have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .562 after a loss.