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Kings pick up defense in second half, win it before sellout crowd

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) receives congratulations from Matt Barnes after scoring at the buzzer at the end of the third quarter in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) receives congratulations from Matt Barnes after scoring at the buzzer at the end of the third quarter in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ 106-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday at Golden 1 Center:

1: Regular-season victory for the Kings at Golden 1 Center. They lost their only other home game Thursday to the San Antonio Spurs.

3: 3-pointers made by Kings forward Matt Barnes and Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine to lead all players.

5: Blocks for each team. Kings forward Rudy Gay and Timberwolves forward Gorgui Dieng had two apiece to lead all players.

6: Dunks for the Kings. The Timberwolves had two.

8: Lead changes.

8: Players who scored at least 10 points, four for each team.

9: Assists for Barnes, a game high.

12: Third-quarter points for the Timberwolves. The Kings regained the lead after trailing by 11 at halftime.

13: Rebounds for Dieng, which led all players.

15: Fast-break points for the Kings. The Timberwolves had eight.

18: Largest deficit of the game by the Kings.

29: Game-high scoring total for Kings forward/center DeMarcus Cousins and the Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins.

48: Points in the paint for the Kings, compared to the Timberwolves’ 32.

17,608: Reported attendance for Saturday’s game, which is 108 over basketball capacity.

View the box score here

Compiled by Noel Harris

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