banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at New Orleans



(Monday, March 31st)

Final Score: Sacramento 102, New Orleans 97

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins led the way for the Sacramento tallying 35 points and 14 rebounds as the Kings held off the New Orleans Pelicans, 102-97, on Monday.

Ray McCallum had a career-high 22 points and 10 assists for the Kings, who snapped a three-game skid. Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore contributed 22 and 14 points, respectively.

Anthony Davis totaled 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks for the Pelicans, who have lost two straight. Anthony Morrow and Tyreke Evans scored 23 and 15 points, respectively in defeat.

Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Morrow netted seven straight to pull New Orleans within 84-83 with 7:19 on the clock. Gay responded with a trey, which sparked an 11-4 run for the Kings. McCallum put through the last eight points of the run that put Sacramento ahead, 95-87, with under four to play.

The Pelicans stayed within four points but would not get any closer down the stretch.

The Kings led 32-26 two minutes into the second quarter before a 13-2 burst by New Orleans. Morrow netted eight points during the run, which gave the Pelicans a 39-34 lead with 6:35 on the clock.

New Orleans remained in control the rest of the half and held a 55-53 lead at the break.

After three early ties in the third, the Kings jumped ahead with the help of a 12-3 run. Sacramento led by nine, 71-62, halfway through the third. The Kings stretched their lead to as many as 14, with the help of 16 points from Cousins in the period, and carried an 80-76 lead into the final frame.

There were four ties and three lead changes through the first 4 1/2 minutes before McCallum and McLemore nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Kings a 18-14 lead. Sacramento held 29-22 cushion at the end of one.

Game Notes

The Kings are now 36-34 all-time against New Orleans ... Cousins two blocks gave him 280 for his career and moved him into tie with Wayman Tisdale for ninth all-time on the Kings career block list ... The Kings had 22 second chance points, compared to four for New Orleans.

03/31 23:19:54 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: North Carolina vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida vs. Georgia

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Notre Dame vs. Navy

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
Final
LAC 93
OKC 90
7:00pm Tonight
IND
MEM
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
CLE
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
PHI
 
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
SAN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
LAC
 
Final
LOU 31
FSU 42
Final
GASO 42
TROY 10
8:00pm Tonight
TULA
CIN
8:02pm Tonight
MEM
TULSA
Final
BUF 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 3
LOS 0
Final
NJD 2
WIN 1
Final
FLA 2
ARI 1
Final
OTT 4
CHI 5
Final
TAM 4
PHI 3
Final
STL 2
ANA 0
Final
MIN 4
SJS 3
Final
COL 5
NYI 0
Final
VAN 3
MON 2
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LOS
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
NAS
 
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28