DeMarcus Cousins was called for his fourth foul with 6:55 left in the third quarter and the score 66-66. With Cousins sitting out the rest of the quarter, the Raptors took off on a 27-10 run to pull away for a 119-102 win over the Kings on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre.
Rudy Gay was called for one technical foul for arguing over a foul call. After Klay Thompson missed the technical-foul free throw, Gay appeared to say something that caught the official’s attention and he was assessed a second technical.
Entering Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Kings had played 17 games under Corbin, and their opponents shot 46 percent, the seventh-highest percentage allowed in the league since Dec. 15. Corbin wants to curb that percentage and develop the Kings into one of the better defensive teams.
The fix to all their woes sounds so simple when you talk to the Kings – just play hard for the entire 48 minutes. But the Kings cannot seem to put the words into action, as was the case again Wednesday night in a 103-100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at Sleep Train Arena.
Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at email@example.com. Twitter: @mr_jasonjones