The Sacramento Kings played without their leading scorer and rebounder Demarcus Cousins but it didn’t seem to matter.
The Kings (6-10) got 36 points from Rudy Gay and guard Rajon Rondo added 10 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds in a 129-118 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Bucks (6-9) lacked any interest in playing defense as the Kings scored 40 points and shot 77% from the field in the first quarter. They went on to shoot 57% for the game in the victory. The Kings also hit 31 of 37 free throws, which was a sore spot for Bucks coach Jason Kidd.
The Bucks felt they were getting fouled but weren’t getting the calls from the referees. Coach Jason Kidd felt he needed to get that point across by knocking the ball out of an officials hand and getting ejected.
Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points each and John Henson came off the bench with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bucks are off today. They’ll hit the road this weekend for games at Orlando and Charlotte.