SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 11 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for the Sacramento Kings, who never trailed in defeating the winless New Orleans Pelicans 102-94 on Tuesday night.
It was the second straight victory for the Kings (4-5), who were 1-7 in their first eight games last season.
Rudy Gay had 21 points and Aaron Afflalo added 15 for the Kings, who had dropped six straight games to New Orleans, dating to Nov. 25, 2014.
Kings point guard Darren Collison had nine points in his first game this season. Collison, who entered the game late in the opening quarter, missed the first eight games, serving a suspension for a domestic violence incident in the summer.
Anthony Davis had 34 points and eight rebounds for the Pelicans, who have started the season with eight straight losses, matching the 2004-05 team for the worst start in franchise history. Rookie guard Buddy Hield had 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and E’Twaun Moore added 13.
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