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Kings drop third straight game as shooting woes doom them in loss to Knicks

DeMarcus Cousins says Kings are sticking together despite losses

Sacramento Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins, doesn't find it hard to stay encouraged as the Kings mount another loss against the New York Knicks on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Keeping a positive mindset, "can be a tough task," according to Cousins; and so
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Sacramento Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins, doesn't find it hard to stay encouraged as the Kings mount another loss against the New York Knicks on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Keeping a positive mindset, "can be a tough task," according to Cousins; and so

Player of the game: New York forward Kristaps Porzingis had 15 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks as the Knicks held off the Kings 106-98 on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks led by as many as 21 before the Kings rallied in the third quarter. Sacramento never took the lead, however. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 36 points and 12 rebounds. The Kings are 1-3 with three straight defeats on their trip, which ends Wednesday in Dallas.

Turning point: The Kings were down 96-94 with 4:50 to play but could manage only two points over the next four minutes and fell behind 103-96.

X-factor: The Kings shot 32.3 percent.

Injuries: None

Records: Kings 7-13; Knicks 11-9

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger has seen his starters struggle through opening quarters of several games, but on Sunday night vs. The Knicks in New York, it was the bench that had their struggles throughout the game. The second unit for the Ki

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