DeMarcus Cousins had another monster game for the Kings despite playing just 30 minutes. Cousins scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting from the field, went a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line, pulled down 13 rebounds, dished out two assists, had two steals and blocked a shot.
The Pacers raced out to an 11-2 lead, but the Kings quickly closed the gap to one and trailed by just five after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Kings took the lead with an 11-4 run to start the period, but the Pacers answered with a run of their own, a 23-5 spurt that broke the game open and they cruised from there.
David West added 16 points on seven-of-11 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists while Lance Stephenson scored 13 points on five-of-seven shooting, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists.
Rudy Gay was the only Kings’ player in double figures besides Cousins. He had 12 points on five-of-14 shooting.
The Pacers are now 30-7 and head coach Frank Vogel has clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference through February 4, meaning he will coach the All-Star Game. The Kings are now 13-23.