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DeMarcus Cousins has good numbers in debut, but Pelicans are routed by Rockets

Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, shoots against Houston Rockets center Nene Hilario in New Orleans on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, shoots against Houston Rockets center Nene Hilario in New Orleans on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The Associated Press

DeMarcus Cousins made his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. The Kings dealt Cousins, along with Omri Casspi, to New Orleans after the All-Star Game on Sunday. Unfortunately, the early returns were rough for the Pelicans, who lost 129-99 to the visiting Houston Rockets. To top it off, Casspi suffered a broken right thumb and is expected to miss four weeks.

Cousins and teammate Anthony Davis combined for 56 of the Pelicans’ 99 points. Here is a look at Thursday’s numbers for Cousins and Casspi:

Player

Min.

Points

Rebs.

Assists

Blocks

Steals

DeMarcus Cousins

35

27

14

5

4

5

Omri Casspi

24

12

2

0

0

0

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