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Postgame notes: Cousins and Gay to have further tests on injuries Thursday

The latest on DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay is they will both be evaluated Thursday afternoon to determine the severity of the injuries they suffered in Wednesday’s 119-98 loss to the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.

Gay left the game at the 6:01 mark of the first quarter with a strained left Achilles. Cousins left at the 7:17 mark of the second quarter with a sprained left ankle.

Both had on walking boots as they left the locker room. Cousins was also on crutches.

“We won’t know until we got home tomorrow and get some testing done to know the severity of those injuries,” said Kings coach Michael Malone. “Obviously it’s a big loss when you lose those guys both in the first half but unfortunately other guys who were able to play didn’t respond. We got our butts kicked tonight and we’re a no excuse team. So whether Rudy or DeMarcus plays, the fact that we guarded no one tonight has nothing to with them not playing in the second half.”

*The injury ended two streaks for Cousins. His franchise record and NBA season-best streak of double-doubles ended at 15 games. Cousins had two points, four rebounds and three assists. Cousins had also scored in double figures in 30 consecutive games.

*The Kings gave up season highs in second-chance points (25), rebounds (55) and fastbreak points (29).

*Derrick Williams had his first double-double as a King with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

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