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March 3, 2013
In-game blog: Kings vs. Bobcats

FINAL
Kings 119, Bobcats 83

The Kings (21-40) recorded their largest margin in a win by beating the the with the worst record in the NBA soundly at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings led by as many as 43 points and recorded a season-high 60 rebounds.

John Salmons led the Kings with 22 points. Jason Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds. Marcus Thornton had 18 points of the bench.

The Kings scored 43 points in the third quarter to match the most the Bobcats have ever given up in a quarter in franchise history.

Cole Aldrich made his debut and played the final 7:25, scoring two points to go with three rebounds and a blocked shot.

Byron Mullens and Gerald Henderson each had 12 points for the Bobcats (13-46).

THIRD QUARTER
Kings 97, Bobcats 59

John Salmons scored 19 of his 22 points in the third quarter as the Kings led by as many as 41 points in what has become a laugher of a game.

Salmons made 4-of-7 from three-point range as the Kings outscored the Bobcats 43-19 in the period.

Six Kings have scored in double figures. Jason Thompson has 18 points and 14 rebounds while Isaiah Thomas has 10 points and seven assists.

The Kings have outrebounded the Bobcats 44-25.

The 41-point lead was the Kings biggest lead of the season.

HALFTIME
Kings 54, Bobcats 40

Marcus Thornton helped spark a big second quarter for Sacramento. Thornton scored 10 of his 12 points in the second quarter as the Kings outscored the Bobcats 27-13 in the period.

DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson also have 12 points apiece.

The Kings have 10 fast break points and have scored 16 points off eight Charlotte turnovers.

The Bobcats are shooting 38.5 percent after 4-for-17 in the second quarter.

Byron Mullens has 10 points to lead Charlotte.

FIRST QUARTER
Kings 27, Bobcats 27

The Kings closed the quarter on an 11-2 run to pull even with the Bobcats by the end of the quarter.

The Kings have already given up seven points off five turnovers to help the Bobcats shoot 50 percent from the field.

Jason Thompson has 10 points to lead the Kings. DeMarcus Cousins has eight points. Cousins also has three turnovers.

Kemba Walker has six points and three assists for the Bobcats, who enter the game with the league's record at 13-45.



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