By the end of the night DeMarcus Cousins was in Sacramento, Rudy Gay was watching in his warmups and Isaiah Thomas was on a training table being treated for an illness.
That was the aftermath of the Kings’ 106-99 loss to the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.
Cousins never made the trip (sprained left ankle). Gay (strained left Achilles) was a late scratch. Thomas left the game in the third quarter.
“(Thomas) felt a little nauseous before the game,” said Kings coach Michael Malone. “Threw up at halftime and right now he’s not feeling very well. Hopefully it’s just a 24-hour thing and we’ll get home and he’ll feel better.”
The Kings play Memphis at home on Wednesday before playing Dallas and San Antonio on the road.
Offense hadn’t been a problem without Gay and Cousins but that would change if the Kings also didn’t have Thomas.
Malone said he’s hopeful all three will be available Wednesday.• Even without Cousins, the Kings managed to score 52 points in the paint.
• Derrick Williams was a rebound short of matching his career high of 16 rebounds.
• Jason Thompson had a solid showing (19 points, 11 rebounds) but was hampered by five fouls that took him out the game early in the fourth quarter.