Sacramento 105, Toronto 96

Date - Friday, January 4, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #16 David Guthrie, #79 Kevin Scott, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 17824

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 23 31 28 23 105
Toronto 22 31 10 33 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 13-20 10-7 3-13 W2
Toronto 12-21 8-6 4-15 L1

Recap

Kings 105 Raptors 96: DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 31 points and matched his personal-best with 20 rebounds as visiting Sacramento dominated the third quarter en route to its sixth win in nine games.

Cousins posted his fifth straight double-double following a two-game suspension for his confrontation with coach Keith Smart. He also recorded his third career 30-point game while shooting 11-of-18.

John Salmons added 20 points and Jason Thompson chipped in 14 for the Kings, who posted consecutive road victories for the first time since March 2011. Sacramento outscored Toronto 28-10 in the third quarter and held a commanding 52-32 advantage in the paint.

Reserve Kyle Lowry's 24 points led Toronto, which lost for just the second time in 10 games and had a five-game home winning streak snapped. Fellow backup Alan Anderson added 20 points while DeMar DeRozan shot 3-of-11 and had 14 points.

The Kings began their domination by scoring the final eight points of the first half for a 54-53 halftime lead. Cousins and Thompson combined for 10 points as Sacramento scored the first 12 of the second half and 20 of the first 24 before taking an 82-63 edge into the fourth quarter. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cousins had 20 rebounds for the third time. The other instances were April 7, 2012, in Los Angeles against the Clippers and Feb. 4, 2012, against Golden State. ... Sacramento G Marcus Thornton missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. ... Toronto's Linas Kleiza sat out for the third straight game with a sore right knee. Neither team distinguished itself from the free throw line as Sacramento shot 21-of-30 while Toronto was 25-of-37.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Toronto
DeMarcus Cousins 31 Scoring Kyle Lowry 24
Isaiah Thomas 6 Assists Kyle Lowry 4
DeMarcus Cousins 20 Rebounds Ed Davis 13
DeMarcus Cousins 9 Free Throws Made Kyle Lowry 10
Aaron Brooks 2 Steals Alan Anderson 2
Francisco Garcia 3 Blocks Ed Davis 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 105 52.6 4-12 21-30 23 43 5 9 17
Toronto 96 38.0 11-33 25-37 18 39 5 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Raptors have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The Kings have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .400 after a loss.