SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas had 30 points and eight assists in the Sacramento Kings' 124-107 victory Sunday that sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their seventh straight loss.
The Kings demonstrated early they would not be overlooking the struggling Bucks. Sacramento led by 23 points after one quarter, took a 70-44 lead into halftime, and were ahead by 34 points after three quarters.
Rudy Gay had 24 points and eight rebounds and Ben McLemore scored 15 points for the Kings, who had dropped four of their past five home games against the Bucks.
Cousins scored in a variety of ways and the Bucks were never able to contain the talented Kings center. He made 14 of 19 shots, four of six free throws and added four assists and two steals.
O.J. Mayo scored 21 points for Milwaukee.
Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone talks about his frustrations and teachable moments from Sunday's 124-107 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday's win over the Milwaukee Bucks and the frustrations from his coach and talks about Kentucky vs. Louisville in the NCAA Men's Tournament. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay talks about the offensive success from Sunday's win over Milwaukee, the frustrations from his coach and his former teammate O.J. Mayo. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas talks about Sunday's 124-107 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and addresses the concerns of his coach Michael Malone News10/KXTV