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Kings start 2017 with skid-busting win in Denver

Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos, left, and guard Garrett Temple defend against Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Denver. Koufos scored a season-high 18 points, and Temple scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter as the Kings ended a two-game losing streak.
Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos, left, and guard Garrett Temple defend against Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Denver. Koufos scored a season-high 18 points, and Temple scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter as the Kings ended a two-game losing streak. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ 120-113 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center:

2: Losses by the Kings in their previous two games.

7: Advantage the Kings (15) held over the Nuggets (7) in second-chance points.

7: Team-high assists by the Kings’ Darren Collison.

8: Points by the Kings’ Garrett Temple on 4-of-7 shooting in the fourth quarter. They were his only points.

10: Advantage the Kings (50) held over the Nuggets (40) in points in the paint.

15: Wins by the Kings in 34 games. They had 15 wins in 36 games last season.

16: Advantage the Kings’ starters (23) had in points over the Nuggets’ starters (7) in the second quarter.

16: Kings’ largest lead of the game.

17: Points by the Kings’ bench on 7-of-12 shooting) in the fourth quarter.

18: Season-high points by the Kings’ Kosta Koufos on 8-of-9 shooting.

18: Season-high made 3-point shots by the Nuggets. Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur each made four.

19: Season-high points by the Kings’ Arron Afflalo on 8-of-11 shooting.

26: Season-high points by the Kings’ Collison on 10-of-16 shooting.

31: Game-high points by the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, his 16th game this season with at least 30 points.

65.0: Kings’ shooting percentage in the third quarter (13 of 20), but were still outscored 37-34.

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DeMarcus Cousins recaps Tuesday's win.

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