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Number crunch: Kings squander 22-point lead, lose to Hornets

Charlotte’s Jeremy Lin, right, passes the ball as Willie Cauley-Stein of Sacramento defends during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Lin finished with 14 points off the bench for the Hornets. Cauley-Stein was scoreless in eight minutes as a Kings starter.
Charlotte’s Jeremy Lin, right, passes the ball as Willie Cauley-Stein of Sacramento defends during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Lin finished with 14 points off the bench for the Hornets. Cauley-Stein was scoreless in eight minutes as a Kings starter. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ 127-122 overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.

2: Points by the Hornets’ Kemba Walker in the third quarter.

3: Consecutive overtime losses by the Kings, dating to last season. Their last overtime win was Dec. 27, 2014 (135-129 over the Knicks).

11: Game-high rebounds by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins.

11: Starting lineups used by the Kings in 15 games this season. Read a story on which lineup has worked most effectively.

12: Edge by the Hornets over the Kings in points in the pain (62-50).

14: Points by the Hornets in the third quarter, a season-low for a Kings’ opponent.

16: Points by the Kings’ Rudy Gay in the third quarter.

20: Assists by the Kings’ Rajon Rondo, a team record.

21: Points by the Hornets’ Kemba Walker in the fourth quarter.

22: Second-half points by the Kings’ Rudy Gay, who finished with 28.

24: Assists by the Hornets as a team.

38: Points by the Hornets in the fourth quarter, a season-high for a Kings’ opponent.

39: Game-high points by the Hornets’ Kemba Walker, his highest total since his 42-point effort in a 102-94 loss to Orlando on Dec. 27, 2014.

50: Shooting percentage by both the Kings and Hornets.

View the full box score here

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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