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January 18, 2012
In-game blog: Kings vs. Pacers

Kings 92, Pacers 88

The Kings opened the fourth quarter on a 22-7 run to take their first lead of the night and hold on to win and end and three-game losing streak.

The Kings held the Pacers to eight points in the fourth quarter.

The Kings (5-10) turned to reserves Francisco Garcia and Isaiah Thomas the entire fourth quarter. Travis Outlaw also came in to start the rally with five points early in the period.

Garcia finished with 16 points, 10 in the fourth.

DeMarcus Cousins matched his career high with 19 rebounds to go with 13 rebounds.

Danny Granger and Darren Collison each had 16 points for the Pacers (9-4).

Pacers 80, Kings 66

The Pacers jumped on the Kings early in the third and have built a double-digit lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Kings woeful shooting continues as they are shooting only 32.4 percent while the Pacers are shooting 50 percent.

DeMarcus Cousins leads the Kings with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Darren Collison leads Indiana with 15 points.

The Pacers have 16 points of 12 turnovers by Sacramento. The Pacers have a 48-26 advantage in points in the paint.

Pacers 50, Kings 45

The Kings still can't do enough to overcome a good Pacers team.

DeMarcus Cousins has missed seven of his 10 shots, but does have nine points and 12 rebounds. Ten of those are offensive rebounds, which is a career-high for offensive rebounds.

Ten offensive rebounds in a half are also a franchise record. The previous record was nine by multiple players.

Cousins' previous best was seven offensive rebounds.

Jason Thompson has nine points and nine rebounds for the Kings.

Roy Hibbert and David West each have 11 points for the Pacers.

Pacers 23, Kings 19

The Kings are struggling to make shots again, but with Indiana shooting just 39.1 percent the Kings are still in the game.

The Kings entered tonight's game as the worst shooting team in the NBA and showed why as they shot 30.8 percent (8-of-26).

Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson each had six points for the Kings. Thompson started his first game of the season in place of J.J. Hickson.

DeMarcus Cousins grabbed six rebounds in seven minutes, but missed all five of his shots.

Roy Hibbert leads the Pacers with nine points and four rebounds. The Pacers began the game by getting the ball to Hibbert in the post against Cousins with good results.

Hibbert (7-2) is three inches tall than Cousins and used it to make three of his four shots.

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