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DeMarcus Cousins drops 46 on 76ers

This is third 40-point outing of the season for Cousins and the eighth of his career so far

John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins put together yet another marvelous performance in Philly.

Despite it being in a losing effort to the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA All-Star had himself the performance of the night across the league. Scoring 46 points, pulling down 15 rebounds, dishing 5 assists, recording a block and a steal while going 11-16 from the field, 4-6 from three-point land, and 20-22 from the free throw line, it was one of those entertaining takeover games from Cousins that we've been accustomed to seeing from him.

This is third 40 point outing of the season for Cousins and the eighth of his career so far. He has proven to be the best center in the NBA once again this season, with his spectacular 28.1/10.5/4.4 season averages back that up. Add in that Boogie is shooting a career-best 36.7% from three, and it shows that Cousins has evolved into one of the NBA's best players overall.

Despite Boogie's big night his Kings, once again, suffered in defeat. A 122-119 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers, who were without Joel Embiid, drops the Kings to a lackluster 19-29 on the season. Only two other players besides Cousins scored in double figures in the game, one being former Cat Willie Cauley-Stein, who had 17.

Regardless of the outcome of the game, the prowess of Cousins was on full display tonight. With the Kings just four games out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference, we can expect a few more proficient performances like this out of Cousins before this season's end.