Kings-Clippers thriller: 10 crazy numbers, including Malik Monk's bench explosion and a Kawhi Leonard first

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The Sacramento Kings outlived the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday in among the wildest NBA video games you will ever see. Double overtime. Final rating: Kings 176, Clippers 175. 

Here are 10 insane numbers from a historical night in Los Angeles. 


This is the very first loss of Kawhi Leonard’s profession in which he has actually topped the 40-point mark (44). 


The 351 overall points on Friday makes this the second-highest scoring video game in history, routing the 370 the Nuggets and Pistons integrated for in their 1983 triple-overtime affair. 


Sacramento’s 176 points is the third-highest single-team overall in NBA history, routing the Pistons (186) and Nuggets (184) from their 1983 video game noted above. 


The Clippers’ 175 points is the fourth-highest single-team overall in NBA history (see above for leading 3), and matches the overall set up by Team LeBron in this year’s All-Star Game. 


This is the simply 5th time in NBA history that there have actually been 3 40-point scorers in the exact same video game  — Malik Monk (45), Kawhi Leonard (44) and and De’Aaron Fox (42)


Russell Westbrook’s 14 helps decrease as the 3rd most in NBA history in a group launching.


The Clippers made 26 3-pointers on Friday, an NBA record for a losing group. 


With the nights of Monk, Leonard and Fox, there have actually now been 145 40-point video games throughout the league this season, an NBA record with still 6 weeks delegated play. 


The 44 combined 3-pointers on Friday are an NBA single-game record. The Bulls and Hawks set the previous record of 43 in March of 2019. 


Monk’s 45 points are the most for any gamer off the bench this season. It likewise ties Kevin Martin for the 2nd most points in Kings franchise history off the bench, routing the 48 Mike Woodson scored for the Kansas City Kings in February of 1983, per ESPN Stats

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