Sacramento Kings

Kings stymie NBA’s top scorer, end five-game trip on good note

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, center, battles for a loose ball with Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and center Jakob Poeltl during second-half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, center, battles for a loose ball with Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and center Jakob Poeltl during second-half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The Canadian Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ 96-91 victory over the host Toronto Raptors on Sunday:

1: Victory on the Kings’ five-game trip that ended Sunday.

2: Fourth-quarter points for Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, who entered the game averaging an NBA-high 35.8 points.

4: Consecutive losses for the Kings before Sunday’s win.

5: Blocked shots for each team. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins led all players with three.

7: Kings players who logged at least 20 minutes. Kings guard Arron Afflalo led the way with 36 minutes, 18 seconds.

9: Turnovers committed by the Kings, a season low. The Raptors had just six.

11: Season-high assist total for Kings point guard Ty Lawson.

12: Ties in the game.

14: Rebounds for Cousins, a game high.

23: Game-high scoring total for DeRozan and Kings forward Rudy Gay.

31: Free throws attempted by each team. The Raptors made 24, the Kings 23.

35.7: The Raptors’ shooting percentage, which is a season low.

247: Career double-doubles for Cousins. The total is the most in the Sacramento era.

View the box score here

See a gallery from Sunday’s game

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