The Sacramento Kings are playing their worst basketball of the season right now, and that trend of poor play continued on Tuesday night as they fell to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 110-100. The Kings have now last five in a row and 10 of their last 12.
Hey, at least they're improving their odds of landing the No. 1 draft pick next summer.
DeMarcus Cousins continued to play incredibly well against a tough Dallas front court, scoring 25 points and bringing down 18 rebounds. The young center now ranks second-best in franchise history with double-doubles in a season, just behind Chris Webber. Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton and Isaiah Thomas all scored 16 points (and they all did so making seven shots from the field). Jimmer Fredette came off the bench to score 13.
The Mavericks had six players score in double figures against an apathetic defensive effort from Sacramento. Dirk Nowitzki had 15 despite a poor shooting night, Jason Terry went for 13 off the bench and Shawn Marion recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The Kings will take on the Hornets in New Orleans on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. PT.
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