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Cousins, Collison lead Kings to third consecutive win, 105-99 over Pelicans

Coach Joeger talks player progress before tip-off against Pelicans

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joeger talks to members of the media before the Kings tip-off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
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Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joeger talks to members of the media before the Kings tip-off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists as the Kings earned their third straight win, knocking off the New Orleans Pelicans 105-99 Sunday night at Golden 1 Center. The Kings have won four of their last five games. Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 32 points.

Turning point: Sacramento opened the third quarter with a 13-0 run to lead 66-56 and never trailed again in the second half. The Kings trailed by 13 in the first half.

X-factor: Darren Collison continues to be a reliable scoring option. He had 20 points and eight assists.

Injuries: Kings guard Ty Lawson (hamstring) missed his second straight game.

Records: Kings 23-32; Pelicans 21-34

Sacramento Kings Ben McLemore on getting more comfortable on the floor after victory vs Pelicans on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

"To be a playoff team we need to get out of the gates a little bit stronger," Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes after victory vs New Orleans Pelicans at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

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