Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins was named “NBA Player Of The Week” with a new career high.
Fans in Sacramento have been blessed to witnessed a new version of “Boogie Nights” at the Sleep Train Arena. Fresh off an amazing 48 points and 13 rebounds performance in the Kings 108-97 victory against the Indiana Pacers, Cousins wanted to remind fans nationwide why he belongs at the All Star Game in Toronto. He dropped 56 points and 12 rebounds in his team’s 129-128 losing effort to the Charlotte Hornets, making the new league’s season high in points, joining the Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler as the only players to score 50-plus in a game.
The 6″11 big man from Alabama shot 21-of-30 from the field goal, draining one three-pointer and going 13-of-16 from the free throw line en route to setting the new franchise single game scoring record. In a span of two games, the former Kentucky Wildcat great has scored 108 points and grabbed 25 rebounds. These eye popping numbers have made Cousins a serious candidate to represent the Western Conference on February 14. The Kings next game will be against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in Portland. Whoever drafted “Boogie” Cousins is praying to the basketball gods he has another blow out game for the ages.