The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Sacramento Kings with the score 114-106 on Thursday at the Golden 1 Center, in Sacramento, California. DeMarcus Cousins returned to Sacramento for the first time ever since he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans last February during the all-star break. The Kings put up a valiant effort against the Kings but Cousins was just too much.

De'Aaron Fox scores 14 points

De'Aaron Fox had a great game against the New Orleans Pelicans. He had a team-high 14 points to go along with two rebounds, and five assists, The rookie shot 30.8 percent from the field, 100 percent from beyond the arc, and 100 percent from the Free Throw Line.

Fox played 25 minutes and he made use of every minute, he was among three Sacramento Kings who had a positive +/- rating after the game. If Fox can continue to play this well, he may have a shot at making the NBA all-rookie team next year.

Zach Randolph grabs nine rebounds

Despite the loss, Zach Randolph had a great game for the Sacramento Kings. He contributed 13 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one block in 29 minutes. Zach shot 41.7 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the arc, and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. Randolph was one rebound away from recording a double-double. With the Sacramento Kings rebuilding, Zach remains to be the veteran leader on and off the court for the young Sacramento team this season.

Cousins destroyed the Kings

DeMarcus Cousins had no less than an almost perfect game in his return in Sacramento. He contributed 41 points, 23 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block in 44 minutes. He shot the ball at an incredible rate, he went 14-of-25 from the field, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and 10-of-12 from the free throw line.

With Anthony Davis still out due to the injury he suffered against the Portland Trail Blazers, Cousins carried the Pelicans to a big victory over the Kings. Going into the game, Cousins was really excited to play in Sacramento and he did not disappoint by putting up one of the greatest performances in NBA history.

Nelson does a bit of everything

Jameer Nelson had a great game for the Pelicans. He contributed 18 points, four rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 36 minutes. Nelson was acquired a week ago by the Pelicans on a veterans minimum deal, and he has been a great boost off the bench for the Pelicans this season. The Pelicans now have a record of 2-3 this season while Sacramento Kings fall to 1-4. The Pelicans will now shift their attention this Saturday as they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers.