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NBA number crunch: Kings can’t slow down Spurs

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in San Antonio. Playing in his first game since Feb. 3, Ginobili scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting in just 15 minutes.
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in San Antonio. Playing in his first game since Feb. 3, Ginobili scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting in just 15 minutes. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings 104-94 loss to the Spurs on Saturday:

8: Kings turnovers in the third quarter.

8: Consecutive wins by the Spurs.

8: Assists by the Kings’ Rajon Rondo, his fewest since a Feb. 1 home loss to Milwaukee.

10: Advantage in assists the Spurs (31) had over the Kings (21).

10: Advantage in points in the paint by the Kings (58) over the Spurs (48).

11: Third-quarter points by the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard.

16: Points by the Kings’ Quincy Acy.

18: Advantage in points by the Kings starters (68) over the Spurs (50).

19: Fewer points scored by the Kings in the third quarter (13) than the second (32).

22: Season-high points on 8-of-11 shooting by the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili in 15 minutes. He had been sidelined since Feb. 4.

28: Advantage in points by the Spurs’ bench (54) over the Kings (26).

30: Home wins by the Spurs this season in as many games.

31: Game-high points by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins.

31: Season-high minutes played by Acy, who started.

40: Combined turnovers by the Spurs (21) and Kings (19).

8,027: Career points by Cousins, who entered the game with 7,996.

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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