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Number crunch: Cousins big on offense, Acy big on ‘D’ in Kings’ win

The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins battles for position with Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, left, and forward Danilo Gallinari in first quarter Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins battles for position with Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, left, and forward Danilo Gallinari in first quarter Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. hamezcua@sacbee.com

A statistical look at the Kings’ 116-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday:

0: Shots taken by Quincy Acy, who made his eighth start of the season for the Kings.

1: Shot made by the Kings’ Ben McLemore, out of seven.

2: Key players the Kings were without – Omri Casspi and Marco Belinelli – because of trips to the dentist.

4: Three-pointers made out of four attempted by the Kings’ Rudy Gay in the first half.

5: Shots made by Kings rookie Willie Cauley-Stein, out of five taken.

9: Days since the Kings played their last game because of the All-Star break.

9: Assists by the Kings’ Rajon Rondo, who needed one more to post his sixth triple double of the season (24 points, 10 rebounds).

11.9: Assists per averaged by Rondo entering the game, on pace to be most since John Stockton’s 12.3 in 1994-95.

12: Free throws out of 15 made by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins.

24: With Acy starting, points allowed in the first quarter by the Kings.

30: Points – or more – the Kings had given up in the first quarter in nine consecutive games.

32: Double doubles by Cousins this season. He had 37 points and 20 rebounds Friday.

34: Points allowed off of turnovers by the Kings, a season high.

70: Kings’ first-half points.

109.1: Points allowed per game, a league high, by the Kings entering Friday.

View the boxscore here

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