Three Stars of the Night: Kings vs. Pelicans


Boy, was this a tough loss for the Kings last night. After a blistering first half that saw the Kings lead by nine at the half over the New Orleans Pelicans, the Kings burned out offensively, and continued their early trait for blowing leads.

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  • That is one trait that needs to change if the Kings expect to make the playoffs this season, but we have already looked into that subject (and likely will again if it doesn’t change), in our game recap. This piece will look at the three brightest stars for the Kings in an otherwise horrible loss in our three-stars of the night!

    One Star- Jason Thompson

    Thompson finally came alive offensively – in the first half anyway. Thompson scored 15 points on the night, and grabbed nine rebounds, the kind of game the Kings were looking for him to have this season. Can Thompson gain more consistency in his production? That remains to be seen.

    Two Stars – Darren Collison

    Collison is quietly proving that he was the point guard the Kings needed to bring stability to the starting line-up. Although Isiah Thomas was a better scorer, Collison is more of a leader and distributor, and his double-double against the Pelicans (13 points, 11 assist) is proof of that. As Collison said in his tweet after the game:

    That’s leadership.

    Three Stars- DeMarcus Cousins

    Cousins was a man among men on Tuesday night, using his all-around skills to stake the Kings to a nine point halftime lead, and doing everything in his power to keep the Kings in the game when all was looking lost. Boogie was all everything for the Kings (24 points, 17 Rebounds, 2 blocks), but the offensive brownout around him couldn’t save the Kings from a heartbreaking loss, but at least we have the highlights from his epic battle with Anthony Davis.