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Yahoo: DeMarcus Cousins posts 1st career triple-double as Kings beat Celtics, which s
On Friday morning, DeMarcus Cousins was scowl-deep in a standoff with Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart, having been reinstated from an indefinite suspension yet kept on ice for reasons his coach wouldn't share, and feeling less than talkative about the subjects of when he'd actually return to the floor and how it'd all work when he did so. On Monday morning, he's coming off having contributed 27 points, 20 rebounds and 15 assists in consecutive Kings wins — the first an unlikely walk-off against the New York Knicks, the second a 22-point hammering of the Boston Celtics — and recording the first triple-double of his three-year NBA career. What a difference three days can make, huh? Check out the highlights of how DMC put up 12, 10 and 10 on the floundering C's, thanks to our friends at the National Basketball Association : The 10 assists were a career-high, but to hear Cousins tell it, he had a bigger goal in mind. From Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee : The emphasis on finding open teammates has been a big part of practices lately. Cousins figured Sunday would be a good night to go for a big assist total. "I kind of had an idea (a triple double was within reach), so I was like, I'm going to try and get 15," Cousins said. "I really didn't know what the exact number was, but I was going to try and get 15." Oh, well. I'm sure Coach Keith Smart wouldn't mind if you kept passing like that in pursuit of dimes next game, too, DeMarcus.