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DeMarcus Cousins Scores Career-High 48 Points in Win Over Pacers

The Sacramento Kings are rolling! Your eighth-seeded Kings have won five games in a row after a 108-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, and DeMarcus Cousins now has a new career-high in points with 48 after his monster effort against Indiana.

Cousins scored his 48 points on 17-of-29 shooting, and he added 13 rebounds to his tab for the evening. He went to the line a whopping 20 times, and it’s unfortunate he only made 13 of his free throws because he could’ve put up a 50 burger if he would’ve just knocked down 75 percent of his free throws (he was at 74.5 percent for the year entering the game).

Nevertheless, Cousins was an absolute monster, and the Kings are looking like a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in the West. Sacramento struggled to start the year, but some of those struggles can be explained by Cousins missing time with injury. The Kings are now 19-16 with the big man in the lineup and 8-3 in January.

Cousins has been an otherworldly force this month:

Those 32.4 points per game are coming on 50 percent shooting overall and 47.2 percent from three. Just hand him Western Conference Player of the Month right now. Good thing the Kings didn’t trade this guy, eh?

  • Rich

    Trade him. He sucks. He’s only a top 5 player. They should trade him for a couple top 50 players and a second round pick. I mean, he won’t even win MVP this year. And Zaza Patchouli oil is way better. He’ll be lucky if he scores 30 and 15 off the bench at the all-star game. He’ll probably only score 25 and 12. What a loser.

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