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Number crunch: Kings’ balanced attack turns lights out on Suns

The Sacramento Kings’ Darren Collison, right, is guarded by Ronnie Price of the Phoenix Suns during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Sacramento. Collison scored 21 points off the bench on 7-of-10 shooting.
The Sacramento Kings’ Darren Collison, right, is guarded by Ronnie Price of the Phoenix Suns during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Sacramento. Collison scored 21 points off the bench on 7-of-10 shooting. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ win Saturday over the Suns:

1: Turnover by DeMarcus Cousins, who had five in Wednesday’s loss to Philadelphia.

9: Games by the Kings’ Rajon Rondo with at least 15 assists.

12: Combined Kings (6) and Suns (6) with double-figure scoring totals.

17: Fast break points by the Kings.

18: Edge in points by the Kings’ bench (63) over the Suns’ bench (45).

19: Points off the bench by Marco Belinelli on 7-of-11 shooting. He’s shooting 64 percent and averaging 23.5 points the past two games.

21: Points off the bench by Darren Collison on 7-of-10 shooting. He’s shooting 57 percent and averaging 17.0 points the past two games.

26: Kings’ largest lead.

32: Game-high points by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins.

44: Kings’ points in the third quarter, a season-high.

60.9: Kings’ shooting percentage for the game.

68.0: Kings’ shooting percentage in the fourth quarter.

70.8: Kings’ shooting percentage in the third quarter.

73.3: DeMarcus Cousins’ shooting percentage.

103: Kings’ points after three quarters. They’ve had 15 games this season with fewer than 103 points.

1,155: Career wins by Kings coach George Karl, who ties Phil Jackson for fifth on the NBA’s all-time list.

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Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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