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DeMarcus Cousins scores 34 points as Kings hand Clippers 1st loss of season 98-92

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, second from left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, second from left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, have words with each other as referee Marat Kogut keeps them apart after Griffin took a hard foul from Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, have words with each other as referee Marat Kogut keeps them apart after Griffin took a hard foul from Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, is fouled by Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, is fouled by Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

DeMarcus Cousins had 34 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings handed the poor shooting Los Angeles Clippers their first loss, 98-92 on Sunday.

The Kings (2-1) rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter and outscored the Clippers 28-18 in the fourth. They took the lead for good on a layup by Gay with just under six minutes to play.

Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes both scored 17 points to lead five Clippers in double figures. Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists, J.J. Redick had 12 points, and Jordan Farmar 10.

The Clippers (2-1) struggled offensively for the third straight game, shooting 33 of 88. They were 9 of 31 from 3-point range, with Matt Barnes, Paul and Redick combining to miss a slew in the fourth.