SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 22 and the Sacramento Kings beat the slumping New Orleans Pelicans 96-89 on Monday night.
Behind the scoring of Thomas, the Kings took the lead late in the third quarter and never trailed in the fourth while snapping a three-game losing streak.
Rudy Gay added 14 points and Reggie Evans had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Sacramento, which outrebounded the Pelicans 47-30.
Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Pelicans, who have dropped eight straight and 10 of 11. Brian Roberts scored 15 points and Eric Gordon fouled out in the fourth quarter with 10.
Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone praises his team following Monday's home vicotry over the New Orleans Pelicans. Emphasis on Reggie Evans and Ray McCallum. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins talks about Monday's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, the play of Reggie Evans and Ray McCallum, and the approach to the seven-game road trip. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay talks about Monday's home victory over the New Orleans Pelicans and the upcoming seven-game road trip. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings forward Reggie Evans talks about his double-double performance in Monday's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans before the upcoming seven-game road trip. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings rookie guard Ray McCallum talks about making his first trip to his hometown of Detroit during the upcoming seven-game road trip, and Monday's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. News10/KXTV