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.