Collison also had a statistically productive game, scoring 20 points and dishing four assists on 8/19 shooting. Collison is still struggling with his jumpshot, missing all three of his three pointers. He was also uncharacteristically missing his midrange jumpers down the stretch, which is usually his money shot. He played well enough for the Kings to win tonight and his defense was a big part of the Kings early leads, which led to leakouts and fast break baskets.
This game should not have been this close. The Kings built a 15 point lead in the first quarter, lost it, rebuilt the lead to 11 at the half, cranked it up to 16 in the third, only to blow it again down the stretch of the fourth quarter. The Kings were very lucky to win this game, and have some serious questions to answer about depth. The starters can't be relied upon to win every stint of minutes they get, which admittedly they have been doing an admirable job of. The bench needs to start playing better otherwise the same kinds of issues will persist the rest of the year.
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