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Number crunch: Some passing grades, but unsettled ‘D’ dooms Kings

Sacramento Kings’ Ben McLemore, center, goes to the basket between Houston Rockets Dwight Howard (12) and Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Houston.
Sacramento Kings’ Ben McLemore, center, goes to the basket between Houston Rockets Dwight Howard (12) and Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Houston. AP

A statistical look at the Kings’ 120-113 loss at the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

2: Points by Kings forward-center DeMarcus Cousins in the first half. Cousins finished with 14 points.

6: Fast-break points by the Rockets.

7: Kings players to score in double figures, led by Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore’s season-high 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting.

9: Rebounds by McLemore, who had seven in the first half.

11: Points scored in the second quarter by McLemore, on 5-for-8 shooting.

16: Three-pointers made by the Rockets on 34 attempts for 47.1 percent.

17: Fast-break points by the Kings

19: Assists by Kings point guard Rajon Rondo, one shy of his season high and his sixth game with at least 15 assists.

30: Rebounds in the first half by the Kings. They finished with 47 to Houston’s 43.

31: Points by Rockets guard James Harden, two better than his season average.

32: Free throws made by the Rockets on 43 attempts. The Kings went 11 for 13 from the foul line.

35: Assists by the Kings, 10 more than the Rockets.

56: Points in the paint by the Kings, 20 more than the Rockets.

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Compiled by Jon Schultz

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