March 30, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts to having a foul called against him during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena. The Kings defeated the Jazz 104-103. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
The Nets have had three two-game winning streaks this season, but have never gotten that third victory. Now after a thrilling comeback vs. the Warriors, they will try again vs. the Kings in Sacramento. The Kings also won a thriller Friday. Down by two against Utah with 31 seconds to go, the Kings hit four straight free throws, two each by Isiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins to win. Cousins had another monster game, with 27 and 13. Marcus Thornton added 26.
For the Nets, there were a number of superlatives Friday, but one thing is now quite apparent: the two Geralds can play together. Over the last four games, three of which the Nets have won, Gerald Wallace and Gerald Green have combined for 123 points and 49 rebounds. Considering that a month ago, the small forward rotation was DeShawn Stevenson and Andre Emmett, that's a big improvement.
No word on how many players the Nets will suit up. Anthony Morrow, out two games with a sore shoulder, came back but scored only one point vs. Golden State. Jordan Williams, who suffered a mild concussion vs. the Pacers, is on the trip but was held out vs. the Warriors. The game will be first time the Nets will see former teammate Travis Outlaw. The Kings are paying half his $7 million salary over the next four years. He had two points in a starting role Friday. For the year, he's averaging 3.2 points on 30.5% shooting.
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