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Number crunch: Kings top Knicks in low-scoring affair

Sacramento King center DeMarcus Cousins had plenty to smile about Sunday, March 20, 2016, in New York. Cousins had 24 points and 20 rebounds in the Kings’ 88-80 win over the Knicks.
Sacramento King center DeMarcus Cousins had plenty to smile about Sunday, March 20, 2016, in New York. Cousins had 24 points and 20 rebounds in the Kings’ 88-80 win over the Knicks. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Kings’ 88-80 road win over the New York Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden:

0: Wins in eight games for the Knicks this season when Carmelo Anthony doesn’t play.

3: Wins in March after Sunday’s victory.

4: Dunks in the game, all by the Kings. Forward Rudy Gay had three of them.

6: Assists for Kings guard Rajon Rondo, tying teammate Darren Collison for the game high. Rondo, the NBA’s leader at 11.9 per game entering Sunday, missed double digits for just the 20th time in 65 games played.

7: Shots blocked by the Knicks. Robin Lopez and Kristaps Porzingis had two each. The Kings had three as a team.

10: Career 20-point, 20-rebound games for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. He finished with 24 points and 20 boards.

12: Fast-break points for the Kings. They scored zero in their last game (Friday at Detroit).

16: Points the Kings led by at the end of the first quarter (28-12). It was the largest lead of the game.

20: Rebounds for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Knicks center Robin Lopez, which ties for the game high.

35: Points scored by the Knicks in the second quarter, a game high. In the other three quarters, New York failed to reach 20 (12, 18, 15).

40: Minutes played by Kings guard Darren Collison, a game high. He had 13 points and six assists.

40: Points in the paint for both teams.

80: Points allowed by the Kings, which is nearly 30 points less than the league-high 109.6 they’ve given up this season.

88: Points scored by the Kings, the team’s lowest output in a victory this season.

View the box score here

Compiled by Noel Harris

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