The 30 year old center, DeMarcus Cousins, showed outstanding form, scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and five assists, leading the Houston Rockets to crush the Dallas Mavericks.
While Eric Gordon, the most experienced Rockets scored 33 points UFA, and David Nwaba and Mason Jones came down to help make 18 and 16 each.
The Luka Doncic made the most of Mavericks with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists, Tim Hardaway Junior made 15 points, while the reserve center Boban Marjanovic came in for 15 points and 12 rebounds.
‘It’s just proof that the work is working,’ said Cousins. ‘Work, time, effort, moments when I don’t want to get up and do it. The days I wasted my time, the days that I thought were over for me. All those thoughts flashed into my mind. I’d be lying if I hadn’t had those moments. But continue to believe in yourself.’
Cousins had missed out on the pitch over the past season following a knee injury when he signed a one-year contract with LA Lakers, he struggled to find his early timing with the Rockets. Only 26.3 percent in their first 11 games returned to form, down 9 of 15 against Mavericks.
‘It definitely adds confidence, Cousins said of the form in the last game. It lets you know that it can be done. It lets you know that the work you are doing will begin on the course. It’s a long season. It will definitely be a process for me. I am sure there will be worse days. Just stay on the course, keep the level and don’t stop working. That’s really all I can do.’