Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds as the Kings (2-1) took a 56-47 halftime lead. He added six points in the third quarter when the Kings outscored Los Angeles 26-18 and took a 17-point lead into the fourth.
Isaiah Thomas had 16 points and John Salmons and Marcus Thornton added 10 each for Sacramento. Greivis Vasquez, a point guard who was acquired from New Orleans, played his first preseason game, getting two points in 11 first-quarter minutes.
Cousins was 11 of 18 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free throw line. He played 27 minutes.
Heats center Hassan Whiteside blocks four Hornets' shots in the first half.
Rodney Stuckey forces a steal, and it leads to a Paul George dunk extending the Pacers' lead to 13 against the Raptors in the fourth quarter.
Isaiah Thomas says he's going to do whatever it takes to improve and not experience the pain of losing in the playoffs again.