02/24 00:01 CST Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100
Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) --- Willie Cauley-Stein had a career-high 29 points and
10 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings, playing for the first time since
trading DeMarcus Cousins, beat the Denver Nuggets 116-100 on Thursday night.
The Kings made a blockbuster deal Sunday, trading the all-Star Cousins to New
Orleans. The controversial, often petulant star spent seven seasons with the
Kings, who haven't had a winning record or made the playoffs since 2005-06.
Newcomers Buddy Hield scored 16 points and Tyreke Evans had 15 for the Kings,
Darren Collison had 15 points and 10 assists. Seldom-used rookie Skal
Labissiere had a season-high 12 points and Ben McLemore 10.
Gary Harris made five 3-pointers and had 23 points for Denver. Wilson Chandler
had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Will Barton scored 16, Danilo Gallinari had 15,
and Jameer Nelson 12.