On Saturday night, the Kings closed out their 28-year run at Sleep Train Arena with a 114-112 win over the Thunder. It will also be DeMarcus Cousins‘ final game of the season, according to the All-Star big man, who has been battling foot tendinitis recently:
Cousins is coming off the best year of his career, finishing the season with averages of 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, while shooting over 30 percent from three-point range for the first time in his career. It was a season filled with drama, including Cousins’ off-again, on-again relationship with Kings coach George Karl and the organization’s back-and-forth views on keeping the coach around. But as the Kings prepare to move into a new arena, Cousins is their centerpiece.