March 5, 2017, 11:00 pm
DeMarcus Cousins scored 26 points on 9-of-21 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with 15 rebounds, two assists and one block in Sunday’s road win over the Lakers.
It was New Orleans’ first win with Cousins on the floor and there won’t be many of them if Alvin Gentry and the Pelicans organization don’t demand he stop playing like a shooting guard. It truly is among the more ridiculous, under-discussed storylines in the NBA that he has morphed into something that opposing coaches are thrilled about. Anthony Davis added 31 points with nine boards, two assists, two steals, three blocks and 11-of-17 foul shooting, and Jrue Holiday scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting with five boards, 12 assists, three steals and one three in the win.