It was a homecoming also for Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who had 19 points. Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 11 points for New Orleans. Davis, Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein and Rajon Rondo all played at Kentucky. Davis helped the Wildcats to the NCAA championship in 2012.
The Pelicans continue their exhibition season Monday at Houston. The Kings host the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 28 to open the regular season.