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NEW ORLEANS - When Sacramento coach Michael Malone was ejected in the second quarter, DeMarcus Cousins helped steady the Kings. Air Jordan 13 Wholesale .Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading Sacramento to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first start of the season in place of the injured Rudy Gay, was with New Orleans for a brief stretch this off-season before being released in a salary-cap move.Malone was tossed after coming to mid-court to argue with official Eric Lewis.We had a little adversity at halftime with the whole coach situation, got a couple of calls that didnt go our way. It would have easily went their way with the momentum, Cousins said. So I just tried to come out and be aggressive, hit them in the mouth early and get our team rolling.Malone said he wasnt trying to get thrown out, adding that his assistants did a good job of getting the Kings (9-5) through the second half. He also praised Cousins for his work.Casspi scored nine straight points after the Pelicans (7-6) tied it at 57. He was 9 for 14 from the field and 3 for 4 at the line.Im not trying to be someone that Im not, Casspi said. We played good offensively. We ran the floor.New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was held to 14 points after he scored 28 in a victory over the Kings last Tuesday. He also had nine rebounds and blocked two shots.Davis had 12 shots for his lowest total since taking 13 on Nov. 14. Tyreke Evans, meanwhile, scored 22 points on 17 shots.We have to understand that Anthony is our best player and he has to get more opportunities to help us be a good team, New Orleans coach Monty Williams said.The Kings played without Gay, who was sidelined by a right Achilles tendon injury, and Darren Collison, who sat out with a left quadriceps issue. The two have combined to average 37 points and 10 assists per game.Playing in place of Collison, Ramon Sessions had 15 points and six assists.The Kings still played great defence, holding New Orleans to 41.8 per cent shooting. The Pelicans also turned the ball over 11 times, which Sacramento turned into 17 points.Evans also had seven rebounds and five assists for New Orleans, which was 3 for 17 from 3-point range. Reserve Ryan Anderson had 20 points.Cousins said the Kings learned from mistakes that cost Sacramento a win against New Orleans previously.They had two specific plays at the end of the game that killed us and I think we did a great job of defending that this time around, he said.___TIP-INSKings: Sacramento was 20 for 24 at the foul line.Pelicans: Davis has 44 blocks this season. The Pelicans have gained possession on 30 of those blocked shots.UP NEXTPelicans: Visit Atlanta on Friday for first of back-to-back road games.Kings: Are at Houston on Wednesday Air Jordan 13 Retro Uk . -- When Steve Blake checked in at the scorers table with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter, Stephen Curry shook his head and shouted across the court, asking Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson not to take him out. Cheap Air Jordan 13 Uk . The Argentina striker has not played for the Premier League leaders since September when he refused to warm up during a Champions League match and only returned last week from a three-month unauthorized absence at home. City coach Roberto Mancini had initially told Tevez he would never play for City again after his act of public insubordination, but later softened his stance and only asked for an apology.MILAN, Italy -- Inter Milan came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 in an entertaining match in the Italian league on Thursday and stay in touch with leader Roma. Giuseppe Rossi continued his fine run of form since returning from two years of injuries, scoring from the penalty spot on the hour mark to take his tally to six goals in seven matches. Joaquin had been pulled back in the area by Juan Jesus. It was only the second goal Inter had conceded this season. Esteban Cambiasso levelled in acrobatic fashion in the 72nd minute and Jonathan scored what was to prove the winner seven minutes from time to cap an all-round performance from the Inter fullback. "We deserved to win, even though we suffered against a great team," Inter coach Walter Mazzarri said. "We should have done better with our counter attacks. If we had done so, we would have gone in at halftime in front. "We have to still improve even if the lads are doing an extraordinary job." Inter moved level with Juventus and Napoli, two points behind Roma. Fiorentina is three points further back after its first loss of the season. "The only thing I didnt like was the result," Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella said. "It was a great performance with character and just as we thought we had it under control, we conceded two odd goals. I have to take the defeat as well as the performance but we played at a high level against a strong opponent." Inter had been ordered to keep one end of San Siro -- the Curva Nord -- closed as punishment for fan racism during the draw against Juventus. Fiorentina was missing three key players as new signing Mario Gomez was injured, along with David Pizarro and Juan Cuadrado. Captain Manuel Pasqual added to the Tuscan sides injury problems as he was forced off with a thigh injury 10 minutes from halftime and was replaced by Marcos Alonso. Mazzarrri started with the same team which had won the past three matches, including a 7-0 victory at Sassuolo on Sunday. Air Jordan 13 For Sale Uk. And it almost took the lead inside the opening minute as Yuto Nagatomo forced a smart save out of Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto. It was an open match and Inter almost created another goalscoring opportunity in the 11th minute when Hugo Campagnaro put in a tempting cross from the right. But Fiorentina did well to clear and almost took the lead on the counter when the ball came to Giuseppe Rossi who beat a defender and put in an angled drive which Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic parried with a deft, one-handed save. The action was end-to-end and Inter again threatened moments later when it surged forward and outnumbered the Fiorentina defence five to two, but Saphir Taider fired into the sidenetting. Rossi has been in fantastic form this season and the U.S.-born forward was again at the heart of the action when he set up Joaquin for an effort which Handanovic did well to parry with his legs. The Italy striker fired Fiorentina in front with a powerful penalty which gave Handanovic no chance as, despite the goalkeeper guessing the right way, he could not prevent it from going into the bottom right corner. Inter levelled 12 minutes later as Fiorentina failed to deal with a corner. In the goalmouth scramble, the ball came to Cambiasso, who controlled it on his chest before scissor-kicking it in from close range. Fiorentina had lost its last 12 trips to Inter Milan, with its last victory coming in May, 2000. And it was to again come away from San Siro empty-handed as Jonathan smashed in a screamer under the bar after beating Matias Fernandez to a chipped pass from Ricky Alvarez. Massimo Ambrosini, who spent 18 years at Inters bitter city rival AC Milan, almost levelled in stoppage time but Handanovic got down smartly to smother the shot. ' ' '

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