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Number crunch: Ryan Anderson’s career high carries depleted Pelicans past Kings

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) vies for a loose ball against Kings forward Omri Casspi (18) in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. The Pelicans won 114-105.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) vies for a loose ball against Kings forward Omri Casspi (18) in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. The Pelicans won 114-105. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ 114-105 loss to the host New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday:

1: Win this season for the Pelicans when power forward Anthony Davis sits out. Prior to Thursday’s game, they were 0-5 this season without him.

3: Losses in a row by the Kings, the fourth time this season they’ve lost at least that many consecutive games.

4: Offensive rebounds by the Kings, compared to 12 by the Pelicans.

5: Blocks by Kings forward-center DeMarcus Cousins, a season high. Cousins finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and six turnovers.

15: Assists by the Kings’ Rajon Rondo, his 14th consecutive game with 10-plus assists, tying Tiny Archibald’s 1972 streak for longest in Kings history. It was his 13th game this season with at least 15 assists.

18: Points scored by Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (Oak Ridge High School) in the first quarter, his most for any quarter in his career, according to ESPN.

26: Points scored by guard Ben McLemore, topping his previous season high by seven points. Over his career, the Kings are 5-12 when McLemore scores at least 20 points.

30: Points scored by Anderson in the first half. Anderson finished with 36 points, matching his career high.

7-2: Pelicans’ record when Ryan Anderson scores more than 22 points.

46: Points in the paint for both teams.

53: Combined points per game for the Pelicans’ regular starters Davis, guard Tyreke Evans and guard Eric Gordon, who all sat out Thursday’s game. They account for 51.7 percent of New Orleans’ scoring average.

View the box score.

Compiled by Jon Schultz

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