Mar 23, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas (22) scores a three point basket against guard Ramon Sessions (13) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 124-107. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas Key Sacramento Kings Rout Of Bucks


The Sacramento Kings set a season high for points in a half while opening up a 26-point halftime lead and matched their highest output in a game this season in a 124-107 obliteration of the hapless Milwaukee Bucks Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings (25-45) hung 70 in the first half, including taking a 39-16 lead after just one period, in sending Milwaukee (13-57) to its seventh straight loss.

The 124 points matched the Kings’ season high, set in a 124-80 blowout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 12.

DeMarcus Cousins went 14-for-19 from the floor and scored 32 points to go with 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas added 30 points on 9-of-13 shooting while also handing out eight assists.

The Kings led 24-13 late in the first quarter before unleashing a 15-3 run that effectively ended the competitive phase of the game. Cousins capped the spurt with a three-point play with 26.4 seconds left in the period.

The Bucks were just 5-for-21 in the opening quarter while Sacramento was 14-for-21.

The Kings led by as much as 40 in the third quarter. Milwaukee made the score somewhat respectable in the fourth period by going 15-for-20 while the Kings were just 7-for-21. O.J. Mayo scored 13 of his team-high 21 points in the extended garbage time.

Rudy Gay added 24 points for Sacramento, Ben McLemore tossed in 15 and Reggie Evans had 10 rebounds.

Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points for the Bucks and Jeff Adrien and Ramon Sessions each scored 13. Brandon Knight had seven assists, but Milwaukee’s leading scorer managed just six points on 2-of-12 shooting. John Henson blocked three shots for the Bucks.

Milwaukee was 42-for-85 (49.4 percent) overall, 4-for-18 (22.2 percent) from 3-point range and 19-for-30 (63.3 percent) at the foul line. Sacramento was 44-for-86 (51.2 percent), 7-for-20 (35 percent) and 29-for-36 (80.6 percent).

The Kings had a 44-40 edge on the boards and scored 18 points off 13 Milwaukee turnovers. The Bucks scored 15 points off 12 Sacramento miscues.

The Kings are idle until Wednesday when they host the New York Knicks at Sleep Train Arena at 7 p.m.

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