The once again short-handed Kings effort was there all night, but the issues that have haunted them all year showed their ugly heads. The Kings could not guard the three, allowing the Pelicans to hit 14 of their 29 attempts, including their first five attempts. The bench scored only 17 points, though the Pelicans only got 19 point from their bench. In a surprising stat, the Pelicans started out dominating the boards, one of the few categories the Kings usually have the edge in. They grabbed 50 boards to the Kings 38. It wasn't all bad, however. The Kings had a 21:9 Assist to Turnover ratio, something that has been much worse recently, and the Kings really dictated a large part of the second half, but the early struggles made it too hard to crawl out of the hole.
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