Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points as the Kings won their second game in a row, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 102-94 Tuesday night at Golden 1 Center. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 34 points. The Kings never trailed..
Turning point: After New Orleans trimmed the Kings’ 12-point lead to five, Arron Afflalo made a 3-pointer and was fouled by rookie Buddy Hield. The free throw gave the Kings a 97-88 lead with 45.2 seconds to play.
X-factor: Afflalo was the third scorer the Kings needed to go with Cousins and Rudy Gay (21 points). Afflalo finished with 15 points.
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Records: Kings 4-5, Pelicans 0-8