SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Ray McCallum hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a pivotal stretch midway through the fourth quarter, DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103 on Sunday night.
The Kings trailed by 11 in the third quarter and were down 82-81 before going on an 11-2 run to go in front for good. Cousins, who had his eighth straight double-double, started the surge with a thunderous dunk and McCallum followed with his 3s, one from the left corner and the other from the right.
Cousins was hit with a technical foul with less than 2 minutes remaining, his 16th of the season. By NBA rules, he must sit out Sacramento's final regular season game.
Kevin Love had 43 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota after sitting out Friday's 112-110 win over Houston because of a hyperextended right elbow.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is asked about picking up his 16th technical foul, likely ending his season, Sunday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the season overall and his coach Michael Malone News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone discusses Sunday's victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, matching last season's win mark, and the technical that DeMarcus Cousins picked up, likely ending his season. News10/KXTV
Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas talks about making his return after a 10-game absence due to a right quad contusion, and Sunday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. News10/KXTV