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Cousins, Kings edge Heat in OT
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins had a monster outing with 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 108-103 overtime win over the Miami Heat from Sleep Train Arena.
Rudy Gay hit a 3-pointer and Isaiah Thomas made a 12-foot pullup jumper as the Kings jumped out to a 94-89 with just over a minute into the extra session.
Cousins then cleaned up his own miss with a layup for a six-point lead at the 2:15 mark of OT.
Gay grabbed a rebound off a Bosh miss with under a minute left, was fouled and hit both free throws for a 102-94 cushion.
LeBron James hit three straight 3s for Miami in the final 44.4 seconds which kept them in the game, but Sacramento was perfect from the line to seal the win.
Miami made only six field goals in the final 8:48 of the contest.
Gay finished with 26 points, 20 in the second half and overtime, and Thomas deposited a double-double with 22 points and 11 helpers for Sacramento, which snapped Miami's six-game winning streak.
Sacramento also halted a 10-game losing streak to the Heat.
James dumped in a game-high 33 points along with eight assists and eight boards. Chris Bosh had 18 points in the loss.
Miami was without Dwyane Wade (knee), Ray Allen (knee), and Chris Andersen (back).
James moved past both Larry Bird and Gary Payton for 29th on the NBA's all- time scoring list.
12/28 01:05:20 ET