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Boston Celtics 95, Sacramento Kings 90: DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans Fall Short

Despite a huge second quarter for the Sacramento Kings, the Boston Celtics dominated the second half and led comfortably for most of the fourth quarter. Sacramento turned the ball over 20 times and were outrebounded 43-36. For more coverage, check out Sactown Royalty and Celtics Blog.

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Ray Allen scored 22 points while Rajon Rondo posted 17 points and 10 assists as Boston topped Sacramento, 95-90, at ARCO Arena.

Paul Pierce had 15 points, five assists and five boards for the Celtics, who finished a four-game western road trip going 3-1 and saw one of their more impressive wins of the season when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 109-96, on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals.

Kevin Garnett added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Nate Robinson netted 14 points in a reserve role.

DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans each had 20 points as the Kings had a two- game win streak snapped. Donte Greene and Beno Udrih had 15 and 12 points, respectively, in defeat.