Orlando's Beno Udrih on the 125-101 loss.

The Kings also were playing their second game in two nights, and they had lost in double overtime to the Miami Heat.

Veteran Orlando players wouldn't say that their poor game was due to the back-to-back.

"That's just an excuse," point guard Beno Udrih said. "They played yesterday, too, and they played two overtimes. So that's definitely not an excuse. We didn't play hard. They played harder. Maybe we played hard, but we could still play harder. They wanted it more."

The Kings generated 18 turnovers, which they converted into 20 points.

Cousins, their talented but sometimes petulant center, scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.

Combo guard Tyreke Evans added 17 points and seven assists.

Amway Center's upper and lower decks were only half-full with about nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

The fans just kept filing out after that.

There wasn't much to like.

No highlight on the video board could convince them otherwise.