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Number crunch: Pelicans go deep in win over Kings

Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans on Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. Rondo finished with 17 points and 10 assists in the Kings’ 109-97 loss.
Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans on Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. Rondo finished with 17 points and 10 assists in the Kings’ 109-97 loss. hamezcua@sacbee.com

A statistical look at the Kings’ 109-97 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday:

0: Points scored by former King Tyreke Evans, who exited with a knee injury just 6:42 into the game.

1: Three-pointer made by the Kings in eight attempts during the first half.

3:38: Time remaining in the first half when the Pelicans committed their first turnover.

4: Consecutive games New Orleans had lost entering Wednesday night’s game.

6: Three-pointers made by New Orleans’ Eric Gordon in 12 attempts.

6: Consecutive games in which Kings point guard Rajon Rondo has had 10 or more assists. Rondo finished with 17 points and 10 assists against the Pelicans.

6: Three-pointers made by the Kings in 23 attempts (26.1 percent).

7: Turnovers committed by the Pelicans.

13: Rebounds by the Pelicans’ Omer Asik, a game high.

16: Three-pointers made by the Pelicans, a team record, in 33 attempts (48.5 percent).

18: Turnovers committed by the Kings.

20: Double doubles by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins in 30 games. Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds against New Orleans.

24: Times Rondo has recorded double-digit assists in 36 games.

24: Points scored each by New Orleans’ Gordon and Anthony Davis. Davis, who missed the previous two games with a bruised back, added 10 rebounds.

30: Shots taken by Cousins, who connected on 13 attempts, including 3 of 8 from three-point range.

101: New Orleans’ average scoring output coming in.

View the complete box score.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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