DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points and chipped in with 19 rebounds for Sacramento on Thursday, leading the Kings to a 113-96 victory over Los Angeles at Power Balance Pavilion.
Sacramento won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 205.5.
Sacramento got 21 points from Tyreke Evans and another 17 points from Jason Thompson. Isaiah Thomas contributed 7 assists, while DeMarcus Cousins cleaned the glass with 19 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 16 points from Josh McRoberts in a losing cause and another 14 points from Ramon Sessions. Steve Blake contributed 6 assists for the Lakers, while Josh McRoberts had 9 rebounds.
The Kings hit the break leading 56-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
Sacramento had a 48-41 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.