News: DeMarcus Cousins scored 44 points Monday on 13-of-29 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Chicago Bulls 132-128 in double overtime. Cousins pulled down 24 rebounds and dished out 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 51:31 on the floor. He added one block and four steals. Cousins went 5 of 11 from 3-point range.
Impact: Wow. Cousins surpassed even his usual lofty standards in becoming the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972 to put up 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a single game. Boogie has been killing it for a while now, posting incredible averages of 24.9 points, 15 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 2.3 3-pointers, 1.9 steals and 1.8 blocks during a 13-game tear,