Coming off 35- and 46-point performances, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was poised for a big night against the Rockets’ poor interior defense, but “Boogie” flopped, as did his team, in a 22-point road loss to Houston.
Cousins scored 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting with two turnovers while registering a minus-19.
The Raptors’ Kyle Lowry completed the highest-scoring full month of his career with a game-winning jumper with with 4.3 seconds to play in overtime against the Pelicans.
Timberwolves (19-29) at Cavaliers (32-15), 7 p.m. ET — Between LeBron James’ spat with Charles Barkley, the team searching for a new guard, and a disagreement over spending, the Cavaliers’ distractions are playing out on the court. The defending champions went 7-8 in January but look to start over in February against Kevin Love’s old team, the Timberwolves.
Andrew Wiggins was drafted first overall by the Cavs in 2014, only to be traded for Love. Expect Wiggins to play with extra motivation Wednesday.
But for Russell, that’s not much redundant at all. Because neither he nor Lin is a pure point guard, he foresees a versatile, ball-sharing backcourt.
“I think it’s a go,” Russell told Sporting News last week at Gatorade’s Athlete of the Year event. “We just go. Whoever gets the ball, let’s run. I complement his game, he complements my game. He’s not a point guard, he’s not a shooting guard. I’m not a point guard, I’m not a shooting guard. I think we’re just basketball players trying to make the best of it.”
“It’s past,” Russell said. “I learned a lot and now I am moving on to a new Cheap Lacrosse Jerseys opportunity. The situation is, you’re with one team and you go to another team and it is completely different. Brooklyn Cheap Jerseys Outlet Shop has been open arms from Day One for me, so I am looking forward to it.”