That was a much needed win last night. The Sacramento Kings whomped the undermanned Phoenix Suns by the final score of 142-119. The Kings move to 13-20 on the season. Below are some key statistics and noteworthy takeaways gathered by the Sacramento Kings community:
DeMarcus Cousins put together a complete effort last night dropping 32 points on 11/15 from the field.
Darren Collision finished with 21 points and six assists.
Marco Belinelli continued shooting well to chip in 19 points.
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Rondo, the NBA’s league leader in assists has recorded 10 or more assists 20 times so far this season.
Omri Casspi is currently third in the NBA in three-point percentage at 48%.
Last night’s 142 total points were the most scored by the Kings since they had a Sacramento-era record 154 points against Philadelphia, exactly 23 years ago on January 2, 1993.
In addition, the 142 total points are the most in an NBA game ending in regulation in the last two seasons.
The third quarter marked a season-high in points with 44. In that quarter alone the Kings shot 70.8% from the field.
The Kings are currently third in the NBA in points per game at 105.3. However, they are currently dead last in the NBA in points allowed at 107.7.
The Kings will hit the road to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. This will be a big test for the Kings as they take on the Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks before returning home to play Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Thursday.
Although Kobe has been a thorn in the side of Kings fans over his 20 year career, there is no arguing that he is one of the greatest players to play the game of basketball. Hopefully Kings fans pay their respect to one of the best to ever lace em up as the Black Mamba will play his final game in Sacramento Thursday night.