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Number crunch: Kings fall in 2 OTs to Hornets

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15), defended here by Charlotte Hornets forward Tyler Hansbrough (50), scores a career-high 56 points in an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15), defended here by Charlotte Hornets forward Tyler Hansbrough (50), scores a career-high 56 points in an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. hamezcua@sacbee.com

A statistical look at the Kings’ 129-128 (2OT) loss to the Hornets on Monday:

5: Points by the Hornets’ Kemba Walker in the first half, on 1-of-10 shooting. Walker scored 39 points in the team’s first meeting in November, and finished with 24 Monday.

7: Three-point baskets by the Hornets’ Troy Daniels.

13: Edge the Hornets (9) had over the Kings (22) in turnovers.

13: Edge the Hornets (19) had over the Kings (6) in second-chance points.

16: Second-quarter points by the Hornets’ Marvin Williams on 7-of-9 shooting.

17: Kings’ largest lead.

20: Edge the Kings (36) held over the Hornets (16) in first-half points in the paint.

42: Third-quarter points by the Hornets.

44: Edge the Kings (72) had over the Hornets (28) in points in the paint.

44: Three-point attempts by the Hornets, who made 19.

56: Career-high (and Sacramento-era record) points by DeMarcus Cousins.

56.1: Kings’ shooting percentage in the first half, led by DeMarcus Cousins’ 19 points and 14 from Rudy Gay.

61.5: Hornets’ shooting percent in the third quarter when they outscored the Kings 42-28.

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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