DeMarcus Cousins’s 56 points wasted in double overtime loss to Hornets
DeMarcus Cousins let out a primal scream, and appeared ready to head to the free-throw line for a chance at his 59th point. Instead, he was headed to the bench to watch the rest of the Kings’ 129–128, double overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Cousins fouled out during the second extra session in Monday’s thriller on an offensive rebound, which first appeared to be a putback and-one. Boogie had been dominating the game to that point, pouring in 56 points on 21-of-30 shooting in 46 minutes. But the star center had to watch the end of the game from the sideline, helpless as Troy Daniels hit a go-ahead three with less than 10 seconds to go to ultimately win the game for Charlotte.
Cousins was an absolute force, following up his 48-point performance Saturday with another masterpiece. Daniels also had a career night, scoring a personal best 28 points off the bench, including eight three pointers.
But the evening belonged to Boogie, who recorded the first 50-point game of his career. Cousins became only the fourth player in the last 30 years to record back-to-back games of at least 45 points and 10 rebounds. Here are just a few highlights from his epic night:
The Kings next play Tuesday in Portland. Charlotte plays at Utah on Wednesday.