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Number crunch: Cousins’ double double can’t save Kings from loss to Bulls

Another big game from DeMarcus Cousins (30 points, 11 rebounds) wasn’t enough to keep the Kings from falling 107-102 to Taj Gibson (22) and the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Another big game from DeMarcus Cousins (30 points, 11 rebounds) wasn’t enough to keep the Kings from falling 107-102 to Taj Gibson (22) and the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. hamezcua@sacbee.com

A statistical look at the Kings’ 107-102 loss to Chicago on Wednesday:

0: Shots blocked by the Bulls.

1: It was Chicago’s first win in Sacramento since Dec. 29, 2011.

3: Consecutive games Kings point guard Rajon Rondo has had single-digit assists. Rondo had recorded double-digit assists in each of the 14 games prior.

7: Turnovers by Chicago point guard Derrick Rose. The Bulls’ veteran point guard made up for it with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.

8: Shots blocked by the Kings.

10: The Kings’ place in the Western Conference playoff race, 2 1/2 games behind Portland for the eighth and final spot.

12: Points by Kings forward Rudy Gay on 5-of-13 shooting.

13: Game-high rebound total by the Bulls’ Pau Gasol.

18: Points scored by Kings guard Marco Belinelli for the second consecutive game. Belinelli was 7 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 7 from beyond the arc.

18: Games in which Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has scored 30 or more points this season. Cousins scored a game-high 30 points on 12-for-25 shooting in Wednesday’s loss. Cousins also paced the Kings with 11 rebounds and was one of three Kings with three steals (Belinelli and Rondo also had three).

19: Points scored off the bench by the Kings’ Darren Collison on 8-of-11 shooting.

24: Career-high point total by the Bulls’ E’Twaun Moore, who was 9 for 16 from the floor. Moore made just his fourth start of the season in place of injured All-Star Jimmy Butler, who sat out because of tendinitis in his left knee.

28: Double doubles this season by Gasol.

29: Double doubles this season for Cousins.

30%: The Kings’ shooting percentage (6 of 20) from three-point range.

52.4%: Chicago’s shooting percentage (11 of 21) from three-point range.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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