TRIPLE DOUBLE - DEMARCUS COUSINS
If you know anything about DeMarcus Cousins, you know there are two statistics he really cares about. One is rebounds. He believes no matter how bad a shooting night he might have, there’s no reason he shouldn’t rebound at a high rate. The other is assists. He hates seeing a low number or a zero in that category. But in 169 NBA games, Cousins had never had more than nine assists.
And entering Sunday night’s game against the Boston Celtics at Sleep Train Arena, he was averaging just 2.2 assists this season. But Cousins finally reached 10 assists and recorded his first triple double as the Kings won for the third time in four games, 118-96. Cousins was given the game ball after finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.