Dante Cunningham

Cousins scores 28 points to lead Kings over Pelicans 105-99

Although still soul searching to find the right mental perspective on the court, DeMarcus Cousins continues to deliver big numbers for the Sacramento Kings.

Cousins had 28 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for the Kings, who beat the New Orleans Pelicans 105-99 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.

The temperamental Cousins received a questionable technical late in the first quarter, his NBA-leading 17th of the season. One more technical and he will serve his second one-game suspension. Cousins says he's trying to not be so demonstrative when calls go against him, but acknowledged that it's a struggle.

"I can't be myself. Me playing the way I play...