A statistical look at the Kings’ 91-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.
2: Consecutive double doubles for Kings rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein, who finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds (five offensive) in 30 minutes.
4: Consecutive wins by the Kings, a season high. They had two winning streaks of at least four games last season, topping out at five in a row after losing their opener.
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5: Kings who scored in double figures – the entire starting lineup, which had forward Omri Casspi (13 points) starting in place of Rudy Gay, who was out with a bruised heel.
5: Steals by Casspi, a season high, including one in crunch time when Paul Millsap lost the ball, giving it to the Kings with a two-point lead and 3.3 seconds remaining after calling timeout. It was his most steals since recording six for the Kings in a 116-91 win over the Wizards on Dec. 8, 2010.
5-5: Atlanta’s record in January. The Hawks are 26-18 overall.
7-3: Sacramento’s record in January. The Kings are 19-23 overall. The last time they were four games from .500 was Nov. 25 after a 129-118 win at Milwaukee put them at 6-10.
8: Rebounds in the first quarter by Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins – two more than the Hawks’ total at that point. He finished with a game-high 15 rebounds.
12.9: Seconds remaining when Rondo’s layup gave the Kings a 90-88 lead and him a triple double, his fifth of the season, tying Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook for second most behind Golden State’s Draymond Green, who has eight. Rondo finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
14: Points by Kings guard Ben McLemore on 5-of-14 shooting.
18: Consecutive points scored by the Kings after the Hawks took a 50-49 lead with 9:49 left in the third quarter. Sacramento led 67-50 with 4:31 left in the third before the Hawks answered with a 13-5 run to end the quarter, closing their deficit to nine.
24: Points by Cousins, a game high, to go along with his 15 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks.
56: Rebounds by the Kings, who had three players reach double-digit boards (Cousins, Cauley-Stein, Rondo). They outrebounded Atlanta by 14, including an advantage of 10 on the offensive glass.
Compiled by Jon Schultz