Trouble with Cousins has had a ripple affect on this team. When he is now willing to be the assist man (whatever it takes to win) good things happen. The level of effort is much better. If there is a team in the NBA to run on it is the creaky old Celtics. Defense and rebounding leads to layups. Spread the floor and push the ball. That is the best style of play for the Kings and I think Smart knows it.
With Evans out and Cousins kind of being a decoy, the Kings ran wild. They scored 118 against the Celtics and Kevin Garnett. The Kings should watch the tape of this game 10 times. Just skip the part where Thornton hurt his ankle. That looked bad. The Kings have the talent to win half their games. It is all about the intangibles like coaching, teaching, desire, playing as a team and sharing the ball.