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Basketball: Kings rally past Bucks to give Smart win in debut

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)-As the buzzer sounded and the home crowd roared, DeMarcus Cousins sought out Keith Smart and bear-hugged the new Sacramento Kings coach in a warm embrace.

At long last, Cousins could smile with a head coach again.

Cousins had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Tyreke Evans made four free throws in the final minute to finish with 26 points and Sacramento overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to stun the Milwaukee Bucks 103-100 on Thursday night.

The victory came just hours after the Kings fired coach Paul Westphal amid an escalating feud with Cousins.

"You just felt free out …

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