DeMarcus Cousins is having one of the best seasons of his career. The Sacramento Kings’ 6-foot-11 center is posting career highs in points per game (28.4), 3-point shooting percentage (37%) and assists per game (4.4).
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Cousins showed all of these skills Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. He finished the night with 46 points, 4-of-6 from deep, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. His stat line provides conclusive evidence that the big man position in the NBA is changing. Most teams have a big man who can stretch the floor and/or find an open teammate for a dime, but last night, Boogie made a pass that even most point guards would not attempt.
Cousins, recently voted to his third NBA All-Star Game, showed off his improved passing ability by throwing an incredibly accurate full-court bounce pass. After grabbing a defensive rebound, the 26-year-old took one dribble and threw the ball from one free-throw line to the other. Unfortunately, his beautiful pass did not result in an assist, because his teammate was fouled and missed the shot.
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The pass was so nice, his teammates watching from the pine gave him a standing ovation. But the 76ers won the game 122-119.