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DeMarcus Cousins’ season-high 55 points lead Kings past Trail Blazers

An elated Cousins on his 55-point night and bizarre final minute

An unusually ecstatic DeMarcus Cousins talks to media about his 55-point night and the bizarre occurrences in the final minute of the Kings 126-121 victory over Portland on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. With only
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An unusually ecstatic DeMarcus Cousins talks to media about his 55-point night and the bizarre occurrences in the final minute of the Kings 126-121 victory over Portland on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. With only

Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 55 points to go with 13 rebounds as the Kings beat the Portland Trail Blazers 126-121 Tuesday night at Golden 1 Center. The Kings trailed 72-60 at halftime, but Cousins helped lead the comeback, supported by strong play from the bench.

Turning point: The Kings outscored the Trail Blazers 33-22 in the fourth quarter.

X-factor: The Kings got big games from Ty Lawson (16 points, eight assists), Anthony Tolliver (11 points) and Arron Afflalo (11 points) off the bench.

Injuries: The Kings’ Rudy Gay (strained right hip flexor) and Omri Casspi (illness) were out.

Records: Kings 11-17; Trail Blazers 13-17

Sacramento Kings coach David Joerger meets with members of the media before the start of their game against the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Reporters asked Joerger how he felt regar

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