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Kings hold off Timberwolves, 113-101

By Jason Jones

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) goes up for a shot between Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett (24) and Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, right, of Senegal, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) goes up for a shot between Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett (24) and Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, right, of Senegal, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

MINNEAPOLIS – Another big game from DeMarcus Cousins carried the Kings to their third win in their last four games as Sacramento defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 113-101, Saturday night at Target Center.

Cousins had game highs of 31 points and 18 rebounds as the Kings (8-5) opened their four-game road trip with a win.

Ben McLemore had a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Darren Collison added 19 points and seven assists for Sacramento, which controlled the second half to pull out the win.

Rookie Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota (3-9) with 29 points. Mo Williams had 11 points and 12 assists.

The Timberwolves were down four starters because of injuries, and Thaddeus Young is on bereavement leave after the death of his mother.

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