Despite 34 points, eight rebounds and four blocks from Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings prevailed 102-94 Tuesday night against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.
Boogie posted 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in the victory.
The Pels have lost eight in a row to begin the season.
Per the Sac Bee:
That whole play defense for 48 minutes concept is designed to wear down opponents. But before it can do that, the Kings have to master playing with the fortitude necessary to carry out that plan consistently.
“It’s not something you can just come out and do,” said DeMarcus Cousins. “It’s a mindset. It takes a lot of energy and effort and also a lot of focus. You can talk it but you’ve got to go out and perform it on a nightly basis.”
That the Kings would nitpick at holding a team to 45.2 percent shooting and under 100 points is a sign that perhaps (coach Dave) Joerger’s message is becoming something the team will absorb and implement regularly.