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Cousin has 37 points, 20 rebounds in Kings' win over Nuggets



Posted Feb 20 2016 2:24AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings didn't exactly come out of a nine-day break at their best. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins looked fresh, though.

Cousins had 37 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks, and Rajon Rondo nearly had a triple-double for the Kings in a 116-110 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.

Not everything went smoothly for the Kings, who lost eight of 10 prior to the All-Star break. They played sloppy at times, committing 22 turnovers that led to 34 Denver points. But Cousins was dominant inside and Sacramento shot 49 percent to win its second straight.

An All-Star for the second straight year, Cousins was at his best against the Nuggets. He made 12 of 20 shots, hit 12 of 15 free throws and got his ninth career double-double with 20-plus points and rebounds, breaking the previous Sacramento record set by Chris Webber.

"(Cousins) was flat-out amazing. They couldn't stop him," Darren Collison said. "He's been playing like that all season."

Rondo was a huge factor as well, coming one assist short of his sixth triple-double this season. He had 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Rudy Gay had 24 points, Collison scored 17 and rookie Willie Cauley-Stein had 10.

"I thought Rondo had great control of the game, not only down the stretch, (but) I think understanding who we were playing and what we had to do to be successful," Kings coach George Karl said.

Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 27 points. Joffrey Lauvergne had a career-high 22, Will Barton had 17 and Gary Harris added 14. Denver had won three of four, but struggled to contain the Kings offensively and also committed 18 turnovers.

Cousins got it going early, having his way inside among a number of Nuggets defenders. He scored 24 first-half points, helping the Kings take a 70-57 lead by halftime.

"(Cousins) dominated us and we couldn't stop him," Gallinari said. "I guess we are going to have to do something differently the next time we see them (Tuesday in Denver). We have to do something."

Ahead by five points, Rondo converted on a driving layup and Collison followed with a fast-break layup, putting the Kings ahead 109-100 with 1:52 remaining.

The Kings took the lead early in the first quarter and never trailed again while winning for just the third time in 11 games.

The slide had led to pre-All-Star speculation that Karl would be fired, but he received a vote of confidence just before the break from general manager Vlade Divac.

"We were a little bit aggressive, especially the first unit in the first 5 minutes (of the game) when we got some steals," Collison said. "We're at our best when we play defense like that and we get out in transition."

It was a sloppy game from the start with both teams making careless turnovers. Although Denver outscored the Kings in the second half, the effort came too late.

"The Kings came out to play with a sense of urgency. They are trying to make the playoffs like we are, Utah, and Portland, and it showed," Denver coach Michael Malone said. "We did not respond until the second half when it was too late."

KINGS FANS CHEER RETURN OF MALONE

The game marked the return to Sleep Train Arena for Malone, who was fired last December as Kings coach. Malone was cheered by fans during introductions, who probably recalled he had the Kings off to a 9-5 start last season before an injury sidelined Cousins, a losing streak ensued, and several weeks later he was fired.

"It (the attention) sucked and we lost," Malone said. "That's the only thing that mattered to me. Not all the hoopla and not all the paparazzi before the game with cameras. I don't know what the big deal is. I was here for a season and a half. I got fired, came back, and all I cared about was coming in here to get a win and we didn't do that. It's disappointing."

TIP INS

Nuggets: Reserve center Jusuf Nurkic and Rondo were called for double technicals after a first-quarter altercation near the Kings bench. ... Acquired in a trade Thursday from Oklahoma City, D.J. Augustin looked good in a reserve role, getting eight points, six assists and three steals in 19 minutes. ... Malone received a technical in the second quarter after arguing a charging foul in front of the Denver bench.

Kings: Key reserves Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi were both sidelined after having tooth extractions during the All-Star break. ... Gay made all four 3-pointers and scored 16 first-half points. ... Rondo entered the game averaging 11.9 assists, which is on pace to be most since John Stockton's 12.3 in 1994-95. . The Kings made 10 3-pointers in the first half and none in the second.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Host Boston on Sunday night.

Kings: Visit Denver on Tuesday night.


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DEN
SAC
     
    • 46.7%

    • 49.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 47.6%

    • 69.2%

    • 77.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAC
Total Rebounds 44 45
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 18 22
Fast Break Pts: 26 18
Biggest Lead: 3 16
Points in the Paint: 50 56
DEN SAC
p Gallinari   27 Cousins   37
rb 2 players   9 Cousins   20
a Augustin   6 Rondo   9
s 3 players   3 Rondo   5
b 2 players   2 Cousins   4
 
  • 02/19 - DEN 110 @ SAC 116
  • 02/23 - SAC 114 @ DEN 110
  • 04/02 - SAC 115 @ DEN 106
Denver Nuggets (22-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 37:26 6-11 3-5 12-13 -8 0 3 3 2 1 3 3 0 0 27
K. Faried F 23:07 3-8 0-0 0-2 -9 2 7 9 1 1 0 0 2 1 6
N. Jokic C 03:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
G. Harris G 39:31 6-11 1-5 1-2 -5 1 3 4 5 2 1 1 0 0 14
E. Mudiay G 30:15 4-14 0-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 4 2 3 5 0 2 8
J. Nurkic   14:06 2-6 0-0 0-0 -4 2 3 5 2 5 0 0 2 1 4
W. Barton   31:18 7-13 1-5 2-3 -1 1 8 9 3 5 1 3 0 1 17
D. Arthur   16:48 2-7 0-2 0-2 +2 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 4
J. Lauvergne   24:53 10-14 1-1 1-2 +2 2 5 7 1 2 0 1 1 1 22
D.J. Augustin   18:56 2-6 2-3 2-2 -3 0 0 0 6 2 3 3 0 1 8
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-90 8-24 18-26   9 35 44 26 26 12 18 5 8 110
  46.7% 33.3% 69.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18
Sacramento Kings (23-31)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 40:30 7-16 4-5 6-8 +11 0 3 3 1 4 3 4 0 1 24
Q. Acy F 14:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
D. Cousins C 38:43 12-20 1-1 12-15 +4 1 19 20 2 4 1 6 4 2 37
B. McLemore G 23:53 1-7 0-3 0-0 +1 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
R. Rondo G 39:28 8-16 4-6 4-6 +8 5 5 10 9 4 5 4 0 1 24
W. Cauley-Stein   14:22 5-5 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 10
D. Collison   33:26 7-15 1-5 2-2 +7 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 17
J. Anderson   24:01 0-2 0-1 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 3 1 3 0 0 0
K. Koufos   09:32 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
S. Curry   01:11 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Belinelli DND - Tooth Extraction
C. Butler DNP - Coach's Decision
O. Casspi DND - Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Total   240 41-83 10-21 24-31   7 38 45 16 24 12 22 8 5 116
  49.4% 47.6% 77.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 22

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Nelson
  • Kings: Dukan, Moreland

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Malone, Nurkic
  • Kings: Rondo

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #59 Gary Zielinski, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 17317
  • Duration: 2:29
Denver Nuggets (22-34) Sacramento Kings (24-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Cousins vs Jokic (Gallinari gains possession)
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28 Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mudiay (1 ST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:18
[DEN 3-0]
 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  11:12  
  11:12
[SAC 1-3]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:12
[SAC 2-3]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:48 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:35
[SAC 5-3]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:23  
Mudiay Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski)  10:14  
  10:08 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:06  
  10:02 McLemore Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Jokic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  09:59  
Jokic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington)  09:55  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Nurkic  09:55  
  09:46 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (1 AST)  09:39
[DEN 5-5]
 
  09:22 Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mudiay (2 ST) 
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 7-5]
 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  09:09  
  09:09
[SAC 6-7]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:09
[SAC 7-7]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:55  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:41  
Nurkic Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:31 Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
  08:27 Acy Violation:Defensive Goaltending (T Washington) 
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:27
[DEN 9-7]
 
  08:12
[SAC 10-9]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST) 
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST)  07:56  
  07:52 Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:37 Gay Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:37
[DEN 10-10]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:37
[DEN 11-10]
 
  07:21
[SAC 13-11]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  06:54  
  06:54
[SAC 14-11]
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:54
[SAC 15-11]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cousins (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:22
[SAC 18-11]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:22  
Nurkic Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  06:05
[DEN 13-18]
 
  05:45
[SAC 20-13]
Cousins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:24 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK) 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:21  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:54 Gay Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (2 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:51  
  04:51 Cousins Violation:Kicked Ball (G Zielinski) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST)  04:37
[DEN 16-20]
 
  04:24 McLemore Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  04:24 McLemore Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:24 Double Technical - Rondo, Nurkic (T Washington) 
  04:24 Acy Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein 
  04:24 McLemore Substitution replaced by Collison 
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  04:12  
  04:07 Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
Nurkic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  04:00  
  04:00
[SAC 21-16]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:00
[SAC 22-16]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:47 Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Harris Substitution replaced by Barton  03:47  
Mudiay Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (2 AST)  03:38
[DEN 18-22]
 
  03:25
[SAC 24-18]
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:02
[SAC 26-18]
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:41
[DEN 20-26]
 
  02:26
[SAC 28-20]
Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:19  
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:19 Gay Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:19  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  02:19  
Mudiay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cauley-Stein (1 BLK)  02:00  
  01:58 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:37 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lauvergne (1 BLK) 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (2 AST)  01:31
[DEN 22-28]
 
  01:24 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:23  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:13  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.6 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:41.9 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:30.0
[DEN 24-28]
 
  00:05.9 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.0
[SAC 31-24]
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-34) Sacramento Kings (24-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[SAC 34-24]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Augustin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST)  11:34  
  11:31
[SAC 36-24]
Collison Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:16 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:01 Cauley-Stein Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustin (1 ST) 
  11:00 Collison Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Barton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:51
[DEN 26-36]
 
  10:35 Koufos Hook Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:34  
Arthur Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST)  10:28
[DEN 28-36]
 
  10:13 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:11 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:11
[SAC 38-28]
Cauley-Stein Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:01 Collison Violation:Kicked Ball (G Zielinski) 
  10:01 Rondo Substitution replaced by McLemore 
  09:56 Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Lauvergne Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:56
[DEN 29-38]
 
Lauvergne Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:56  
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:55  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  09:49
[DEN 32-38]
 
  09:36 Koufos Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustin (2 AST)  09:31
[DEN 34-38]
 
  09:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:29 Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Gay 
  09:19 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:19  
Arthur Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:12  
  08:59
[SAC 40-34]
Gay Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lauvergne Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustin (3 AST)  08:43
[DEN 36-40]
 
  08:24 Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:23  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK)  08:17  
  08:15 McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:12
[SAC 42-36]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McLemore (1 AST) 
  08:01 Koufos Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  07:58 Collison Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustin (4 AST)  07:52
[DEN 38-42]
 
  07:40
[SAC 45-38]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Augustin (5 AST)  07:22
[DEN 40-45]
 
  07:09
[SAC 48-40]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Augustin Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Gay Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:50 Koufos Substitution replaced by Cousins 
Arthur Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  06:37
[DEN 42-48]
 
  06:30
[SAC 50-42]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Barton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:29  
  06:21
[SAC 52-42]
Collison Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:20  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:20  
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:54
[SAC 54-42]
Cousins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lauvergne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski)  05:54  
  05:54
[SAC 55-42]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  05:43
[DEN 44-55]
 
  05:26 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:26  
Barton Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (S Twardoski)  05:21  
Barton Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:21  
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Faried  05:21  
Malone Technical (S Twardoski)  05:16  
  05:16
[SAC 56-44]
Collison Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
  05:03
[SAC 58-44]
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Augustin Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK)  04:51  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:50  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:49 Team Rebound 
Augustin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Washington)  04:49  
  04:49 Anderson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Augustin Substitution replaced by Mudiay  04:49  
  04:38
[SAC 60-44]
Cousins Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
  04:23 Rondo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:23
[DEN 45-60]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:23
[DEN 46-60]
 
  04:04 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:03  
  03:57 McLemore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:57
[DEN 47-60]
 
  03:57 McLemore Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:57
[DEN 48-60]
 
  03:41 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:41  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:23 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mudiay (3 ST) 
Harris Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (3 AST)  03:18
[DEN 50-60]
 
  03:00 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:59  
  02:50 Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
  02:50  
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:50  
Team Rebound  02:50  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:50
[DEN 51-60]
 
  02:39
[SAC 62-51]
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Barton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington)  02:39  
  02:39 Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:37  
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  02:22  
  02:12
[SAC 65-51]
Cousins 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:55 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:43 Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  01:38  
  01:34 Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  01:34
[DEN 53-65]
 
  01:34 Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:34  
  01:32 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:11 Cousins Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  01:11 Cousins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
Barton Substitution replaced by Augustin  01:11  
  01:11 Collison Substitution replaced by Curry 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:11
[DEN 54-65]
 
  00:52.7
[SAC 68-54]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  00:45.1
[DEN 57-68]
 
  00:29.9
[SAC 70-57]
Curry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (2 BLK)  00:06.9  
  00:05.5 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:02.9 Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustin (2 ST) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-34) Sacramento Kings (24-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (3 ST) 
  11:44 Gay Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  11:44
[DEN 58-70]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  11:44
[DEN 59-70]
 
  11:27 McLemore Jump Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  11:01
[SAC 72-59]
Cousins Running Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington)  11:01  
  11:01
[SAC 73-59]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  10:27 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:26  
  10:25 Foul : Double Personal - Cousins (2 PF), Jokic (4 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Nurkic  10:25  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:03 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:56 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:55  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:41 Team Rebound 
Faried Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  09:41  
  09:25 Cousins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
Gallinari Step Back Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:06
[DEN 61-73]
 
  08:51
[SAC 75-61]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (4 AST)  08:40
[DEN 63-75]
 
Harris Violation:Kicked Ball (S Twardoski)  08:30  
  08:21 McLemore Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:20  
Mudiay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (3 BLK)  08:13  
  08:12 McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:08 McLemore Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:07  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  08:03
[DEN 65-75]
 
  08:03 Cousins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:03  
  08:01 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  07:45  
  07:45
[SAC 76-65]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  07:45
[SAC 77-65]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:28  
Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:26 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:12) 
  07:21 Acy Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (T Washington) 
  07:21 Acy Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:21 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (T Washington) 
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:10
[DEN 67-77]
 
  06:50
[SAC 79-67]
Cousins Floating Jump shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST)  06:39
[DEN 69-79]
 
  06:21 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:21  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  06:13
[DEN 72-79]
 
  06:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:13 McLemore Substitution replaced by Collison 
  05:59 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:58  
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:43 Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:27 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:26  
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (2 ST)  05:14  
  05:09
[SAC 81-72]
Gay Running Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:13) 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  04:42  
  04:42
[SAC 82-72]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  04:42 Acy Substitution replaced by Koufos 
Harris Substitution replaced by Barton  04:42  
  04:42
[SAC 83-72]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (4 BLK)  04:29  
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:28 Jump Ball Cousins vs Nurkic (Cousins gains possession) 
  04:15 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:15  
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST)  04:00  
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:55  
  03:55 Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:55 Team Rebound 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  03:55  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  03:55  
  03:55
[SAC 84-72]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:14) 
  03:30 Rondo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:29  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:15) 
  03:02 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:01  
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Augustin  03:00  
  03:00 Gay Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  03:00 Cousins Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cauley-Stein (2 BLK)  02:54  
  02:52 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:46
[SAC 86-72]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:30 Koufos Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (25 PTS)  02:30
[DEN 73-86]
 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:19  
Lauvergne Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 75-86]
 
  01:50 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:50  
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Team Rebound  01:42  
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cauley-Stein (3 BLK)  01:22  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:21  
  01:20 Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:20  
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:08
[SAC 88-75]
Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Augustin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (5 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:49.4 Anderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:21.9 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustin (3 ST) 
  00:19.5 Rondo Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:19.5
[DEN 76-88]
 
  00:19.5 Koufos Substitution replaced by Gay 
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:19.5
[DEN 77-88]
 
  00:00.0 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:41
[DEN 80-88]
 
  11:24
[SAC 90-80]
Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:53
[SAC 92-80]
Collison Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Augustin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski)  10:53  
  10:53 Rondo Substitution replaced by Cousins 
  10:53
[SAC 93-80]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Lauvergne Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  10:41  
  10:32 Cousins Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  10:32 Cousins Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Lauvergne Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  10:16
[DEN 82-93]
 
  10:06 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST) 
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (5 AST)  10:03
[DEN 84-93]
 
  09:46
[SAC 95-84]
Cousins Hook Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:18 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:03 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:01  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:56  
Harris Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:55
[DEN 86-95]
 
Barton Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Zielinski)  08:39  
  08:39  
  08:31
[SAC 97-86]
Cauley-Stein Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cousins (2 AST) 
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:15
[DEN 88-97]
 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  08:01  
  08:01
[SAC 98-88]
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  08:01
[SAC 99-88]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Augustin (6 AST)  07:51
[DEN 91-99]
 
Barton Foul: Personal (4 PF) (T Washington)  07:33  
  07:33 Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Gallinari  07:33  
  07:16 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:14  
Barton Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) (T Washington)  07:06  
Barton Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:06  
  06:47 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:46  
Barton Driving Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST)  06:46
[DEN 93-99]
 
  06:46 Anderson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:16) 
  06:26 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:16) 
  06:25
[SAC 101-93]
Cousins Tip Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS) 
Lauvergne Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST)  06:08
[DEN 95-101]
 
  05:41 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:40  
Augustin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gay (3 ST)  05:34  
  05:31
[SAC 103-95]
Gay Driving Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:02
[DEN 98-103]
 
  04:40 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:39  
Augustin Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:17) 
  04:26 Rondo Turnover : Palming Turnover (4 TO) 
  04:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
Augustin Substitution replaced by Mudiay  04:26  
  04:26 Anderson Substitution replaced by McLemore 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:11 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:10  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:59 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:18) 
  03:36 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:35 Rondo Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:19 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:17  
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:48 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:45
[SAC 105-98]
Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
  02:30 Rondo Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:30
[DEN 99-105]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:30
[DEN 100-105]
 
  02:18
[SAC 107-100]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Collison (2 ST)  01:57  
  01:52
[SAC 109-100]
Collison Cutting Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:52  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:19) 
  01:33 Gay Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  01:33 Gay Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:24
[DEN 102-109]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:20  
  01:20
[SAC 110-102]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:20
[SAC 111-102]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Lauvergne Driving Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  00:59.3
[DEN 104-111]
 
  00:35.9 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:35.5  
  00:31.5 McLemore Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:31.5
[DEN 105-111]
 
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:31.5
[DEN 106-111]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  00:31.5  
  00:31.5
[SAC 112-106]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:31.5 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:28.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Lauvergne Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  00:27.2  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Faried  00:27.2  
  00:27.2 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.2 Team Rebound 
  00:27.2
[SAC 113-106]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:27.2  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  00:27.2  
Harris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Arthur (2 AST)  00:21.9
[DEN 108-113]
 
Arthur Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:20.6  
  00:20.6 Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:20.6 Team Rebound 
  00:20.6 Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:18.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.3  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.9 Rondo Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
Mudiay Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  00:06.6  
  00:06.6 Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:06.6 Team Rebound 
  00:06.6
[SAC 114-108]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:02.6
[DEN 110-114]
 
  00:00.0
[SAC 116-110]
McLemore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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33
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33
49
5-5
18-23
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