Perhaps, he should’ve scored a couple more.
Perkins (NOP) makes contact with Cousins’ (SAC) body that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt.
Instead of Cousins – a 73% career free-throw shooter – going to the line to extend Sacramento’s two-point lead, Dante Cunningham made a 3-pointer to put New Orleans up by one. That was the Pelicans’ advantage when the Kings began intentionally fouling, and New Orleans pulled away for a 115-112 win.
Sacramento doesn’t have much margin for error in its longshot playoff chase. This officiating error narrowed it even further.