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Crunching numbers in the Kings’ road loss to the Dallas Mavericks

Dave Joerger didn't see the "force" Kings needed to win at Dallas

Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger talks to the media in a postgame interview following the Kings loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Dallas.
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Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger talks to the media in a postgame interview following the Kings loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Dallas.

A statistical look at the Kings’ 99-79 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at American Airlines Center:

0: Times the Kings had the lead in the game.

2: Times the game was tied, at 13-13 and 15-15.

2: Dunks in the game, both made by the Mavericks. The Kings missed their only dunk attempt.

7: Victories for the Mavericks this season, tied for the fewest in the NBA.

9: The Kings’ smallest deficit in the second half.

14: Points in the second quarter for the Kings. It was the fewest the Mavericks surrendered in a quarter this season.

17: Points for Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, a season high which also led the team Sunday.

20: Largest lead of the game for the Mavericks. It was also the final margin of victory.

31: The Kings’ margin of victory when these teams met on Dec. 7 in Dallas.

33: Points scored by Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, a game high.

38: Points in the paint for the Kings, compared to 28 for the Mavericks.

39.4: The Mavericks’ 3-point percentage. Dallas was 13 of 33 from outside the arc.

79: Season-low point total for the Kings in Sunday’s loss.

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Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins talks to media following the Kings latest loss in Dallas on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The Kings offense struggled throughtout the night due to another slow start, resulting in a double digit deficit at ha

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