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NBA number crunch: Kings falter late against Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8), center DeMarcus Cousins (13), and forward Quincy Acy (13) during an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 7, 2016. Anderson finished with 19 points.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8), center DeMarcus Cousins (13), and forward Quincy Acy (13) during an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 7, 2016. Anderson finished with 19 points. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the King’s 115-112 loss to the Pelicans:

6: Game-high turnovers by the Kings’ Darren Collison.

8: Pelicans’ largest lead.

10: Team-high assists by the Kings’ Rajon Rondo. Jrue Holiday had 10 for the Pelicans.

15: First-half turnovers by the Pelicans (the Kings had nine).

16: Game-high rebounds by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins.

17: Kings’ largest lead.

17: Points by the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis in the third quarter on 6-of-8 shooting. He had eight first-half points.

22: Turnovers by the Kings. The Pelicans had two in the second half.

23: Fewer first-half points by the Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson than he had the previous game between the teams.

23: First-half points by Cousins on 11-of-16 shooting.

28.0: Three-point shooting percentage by Kings and Pelicans, who were each 7 of 25.

32.0: Advantage the Kings (68.4) held over the Pelicans (36.4) in second-quarter shooting.

40: Game-high points by Cousins on 16-of-29 shooting.

54.2: Kings’ shooting percentage in the first half. They shot 42.9 percent in the second half.

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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