SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, and the Sacramento Kings used a big third quarter to send the slumping Los Angeles Lakers to a seventh straight defeat with a 116-92 win Monday night in a game featuring seven technical fouls.
After five straight points by Cousins during one sequence, Darren Collison hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the third as the Kings outscored the Lakers 39-13 in the quarter. Collison wound up with 20 points.
First-year Lakers coach Luke Walton was ejected at the 4:14 mark of the first quarter after two technicals in succession for arguing, and he had to be held back by his players near midcourt as he became enraged after Cousins knocked over Julius Randle with no foul called.
Randle also received a T on the play and associate head coach Brian Shaw took over. D'Angelo Russell, Shaw, Cousins and Lou Williams also had technicals.
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