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Even a monster game by DeMarcus Cousins (36 points and 20 rebounds, both game highs) was not enough to keep the Kings from an overtime loss at Washington. Cousins said going 0 for 3 from the floor and 0 for 2 from the free-throw line in overtime left him ‘sick.’
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Sharing the ball makes a difference for the Kings. They had at least 24 assists in their previous four games entering Monday and went 3-1. They also were 6-2 when they had at least 24 assists. They had 20 against the Wizards in their overtime loss.
Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry sets a team record by making all six of his 3-point attempts as the Raptors defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 122-95. It was Toronto’s 13th consecutive win over Philadelphia. The Kings visit the 76ers on Wednesday and will need to keep tabs on Robert Covington, who made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points against Toronto.
A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday at Verizon Center.
Check out the player of the game, turning point, X-factor and more.
A 2-1 record last week helped the Kings average 21.5 in the six power rankings sampled in the weekly rankings roundup (The Bee, NBA.com, NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, SI.com).