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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) and Orlando Magic Glen Davis battle for a loose ball in the first quarter on Friday night, January 10, 2014 between the Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

Kings notes: Cousins named Western Conference Player of the Week

Published: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 11:45 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 11:52 pm

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named the Western Conference Player of the Week by the NBA on Monday.

In three games – all Kings victories – Cousins averaged 25.0 points, 12.7 rebounds and 37.2 minutes. The Kings beat Portland, Orlando and Cleveland, and the three-game winning streak is their longest of the season.

It’s the first time Cousins has won the award. The last Kin to be named Player of the Week was Brad Miller on Feb. 3, 2008.

New York’s Carmelo Anthony was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Cousins’ key statistics in the three games:

• Jan. 7, 123-119 victory over Portland: 35 points, 13 rebounds.

• Friday, 103-83 victory over Orlando: 24 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, three steals.

• Sunday, 124-80 victory over Cleveland: 16 points, 11 rebounds.

McCallum sent to Bighorns – The Kings sent rookie guard Ray McCallum to the Reno Bighorns, their NBA Development League affiliate – this time for more than one hour.

On Sunday, the Kings announced that McCallum had been assigned to the Bighorns, but the assignment was rescinded about an hour later.

McCallum, the 36th pick in the 2013 draft, has played in eight games for the Kings. In his first stint with the Bighorns Nov. 21-27, McCallum averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 38.0 minutes in three games.

The Bighorns have home games against Bakersfield tonight, Los Angeles on Friday and Bakersfield again on Saturday before playing in Los Angeles on Monday.

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