A statistical look at the Kings’ 118-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.
5: Wins in a row by the Kings over the Lakers.
16: Consecutive points scored by the Kings in the first quarter. Kobe Bryant’s first point on the second of two free throws ended the Lakers’ drought as they trailed 25-5 with 6:43 to go in the quarter.
18: Points scored by Kings forward Quincy Acy, a season high on an efficient 8-of-9 shooting and one point shy of his career high.
18: Points scored before halftime by Bryant, a season high for the first half and just enough to reach 33,000 career points, a milestone only achieved by two others (Karl Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
18: Assists in the first half by the Kings against five turnovers.
22: Points scored in the first half by Kings center DeMarcus Cousins on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 8 for 9 from the free-throw line. Cousins finished with a game-high 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
27: Biggest lead for the Kings, 90-63, with 6:14 left in the third quarter.
28: Assist total for the Kings through three quarters, one fewer than their rebound total at that time. They finished with 32 assists, led by Rajon Rondo’s 12, and 36 rebounds.
42: Minutes between leads for the Lakers, at 2-0 with 10:36 left in the first quarter and then at 109-108 with 3:48 left in the game.
54.7: Percent shooting by the Lakers, up significantly from their season average of 41.1 percent.
33,010: Points scored by Bryant in his career, third on the all-time list to Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 and Malone’s 36,928. He finished with 28 on Thursday.
Compiled by Jon Schultz