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Kings fall to Pelicans 106-100

By Jason Jones

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after picking up his second foul in the second quarter.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after picking up his second foul in the second quarter. jvillegas@sacbee.com

The Kings continue to prove double-digit leads in the first half mean little if the habits that built the lead aren’t maintained.

The Kings lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 106-100, Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings led by 12 in the first half and 54-45 at halftime, but were outscored 31-15 in the third quarter and never regained the lead.

In the Kings’ last three losses they have held double-digit leads.

DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento (6-5) with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Darren Collison had a season-high 11 assists to go with 13 points.

Jason Thompson and Rudy Gay each had 15 points.

Anthony Davis led the Pelicans (6-4) with 28 points and nine rebounds. Ryan Anderson had 22 points off the bench. Tyreke Evans had 18 points and Eric Gordon added 17 points.

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