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Number crunch: Rajon Rondo, Kings a slam dunk in paint vs. Knicks

Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives downcourt against the New York Knicks at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives downcourt against the New York Knicks at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. hamezcua@sacbee.com

A statistical look at the Kings’ 99-97 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.

1: Rebound short of another triple double for Kings point guard Rajon Rondo. He finished with 16 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds – and one monstrous dunk.

3: Blocks by Kings forward Rudy Gay, his most since blocking three shots in a win over the Boston Celtics on Feb. 20 last season

6: Points scored by Omri Casspi in the first half on two layups and a dunk, to go with five rebounds and two assists.

7: Kings who scored at least one basket in the first quarter.

13: Points scored by Knicks rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis, who is quickly winning over Knicks’ fans and has a shot at Rookie of the Year, The Bee’s Ailene Voisin writes.

14: Rebounds by Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, a game high. He also led New York with 23 points.

16: Points scored by Kings point guard Darren Collison off the bench on 7-for-12 shooting.

17: Assists by the Knicks, five more than Rondo and seven fewer than the Kings.

27: Points scored by Kings forward-center DeMarcus Cousins, a game high, on 7-for-25 shooting.

62: Points in the paint by the Kings, 36 more than the Knicks.

99: Points scored by the Kings, the second fewest in a victory this season. They beat the Magic 97-91 on Nov. 21.

View the complete box score.

Compiled by Jon Schultz

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