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DeMarcus Cousins scores 23, Isaiah Thomas 22 to lead Kings past slumping Pelicans 96-89

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    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, foreground, goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

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    Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas, left, is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

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    New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca, of France, center, goes to the basket between Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, left, and Rudy Gay during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

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    New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans, center, drives to the basket between Sacramento Kings' Derrick Williams, left, and Jason Thompson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

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    New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers, center, right, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings Isaiah Thomas, left, as Kings guard Ben McLemore, right, looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The Associated Press

DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 22 and the Sacramento Kings beat the slumping New Orleans Pelicans 96-89 on Monday night.

Behind the scoring of Thomas, the Kings took the lead late in the third quarter and never trailed in the fourth while snapping a three-game losing streak.

Rudy Gay added 14 points and Reggie Evans had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Sacramento, which outrebounded the Pelicans 47-30.

Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Pelicans, who have dropped eight straight and 10 of 11. Brian Roberts scored 15 points and Eric Gordon fouled out in the fourth quarter with 10.