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November 3, 2012
In-game blog: Kings at Pacers

FINAL/2OT
Pacers 106, Kings 98

INDIANAPOLIS - The Kings (0-3) remain winless on the season after falling to the Indiana Pacers in double overtime.

The Kings defended well after a bad second quarter, but still couldn't break 100 points.

Marcus Thornton forced the second overtime with a three and led the Kings with 26 points. DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 13 rebounds, but shot 9 for 27.

David West led the Pacers (2-1) with 18 points and 18 rebounds.

THIRD QUARTER
Pacers 74, Kings 66

INDIANAPOLIS - The Kings came out with increased tenacity on defense after their embarrassing showing in the second quarter.

Now if the offense can catch up, the Kings might have a shot to win this game.

The Kings forced Indiana into seven turnovers in the quarter that led to 11 points. The Kings shot just 40.9 percent but their defensive effort made up for the bad shooting.

DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Kings. Marcus Thornton has 12 points and Tyreke Evans has 10 points and seven rebounds.

All five starters for the Pacers have scored in double figures, led by George Hill's 13 points.

HALFTIME
Pacers 56, Kings 42

INDIANAPOLIS - The Kings followed one of their best quarters of the early season with might be the worst quarter of 2012-13.

The Kings were outscored 38-18 as Indiana shot 54.2 percent. The King also had five more turnovers to give them 11 in two quarters.

George Hill scored nine of hi 13 points in the second quarter to lead the Pacers. DeMarcus Cousins leads the Kings with 11 points and six rebounds.

Marcus Thornton continues to be productive as a reserve for the Kings with 10 points, three rebound and two assists.

The Kings are shooting 39 percent.

FIRST QUARTER
Kings 24, Pacers 18

INDIANAPOLIS - The King are still doing a good job of slowing their opponents on offense, but this time the Kings managed to find a little bit of offense.

The Kings missed nine of their first 11 shots but made 7 of 12 to close the first quarter with a lead. DeMarcus Cousins has nine points and ix rebounds to lead the Kings. Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each have six points.

Both teams committed six turnovers in the quarter but the KIgns have only allowed two points off their turnovers. The Kings have six points off Indiana mistakes.

Neither team is shooting well. The Kings are at 39.1 percent white the Pacers have shot 31.8 percent.



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