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DeMarcus Cousins scores career-high 56 points

DeMarcus Cousins scored 56 points to go with 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal in 46 minutes during the Kings’ 129-128 double overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday.

scored 56 points (21-30 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 13-16 FT) to go with 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal in 46 minutes during the Kings' 129-128 double overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday.

Cousins committed seven turnovers, fouled out in the second overtime session, and was forced to watch his Kings lose in the closing seconds. However, he posted a career-high 56 points that's also the 's season-high mark for scoring in the 2015-16 season. Further, Cousins notched his 11th straight double-double, and he continues to post out-of-this-world stats in January.

Source: CBSSports.com

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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