The Sacramento Kings outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday in one of the craziest NBA games you’ll ever see. Double extraordinary. Final Score: Kings 176, Clippers 175.
Here are 10 crazy numbers from a historic night in Los Angeles.
This is the first loss of Kawhi Leonard’s career in which he has surpassed 40 points (44).
Friday’s 351 total points make this the highest scoring game in history, behind the 370 the Nuggets and Pistons combined in their 1983 triple overtime.
Sacramento’s 176 points are the third-highest single-team total in NBA history, behind the Pistons (186) and Nuggets (184) from their 1983 games listed above.
The Clippers’ 175 points are the fourth-highest single-team total in NBA history (see above for top three) and match the total put up by Team LeBron in this year’s All-Star Game.
This is only the fifth time in NBA history that there have been three 40-point scorers in the same game: Malik Monk (45), Kawhi Leonard (44) and De’Aaron Fox (42).
Russell Westbrook’s 14 assists are third most in NBA history in a team debut.
The Clippers made 26 3-pointers on Friday, an NBA record for a losing team.
With Monk, Leonard and Fox nights, there were 145 40-point games leaguewide this season, an NBA record with six weeks left to play.
Friday’s 44 combined 3-pointers 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 by any player off the bench this season. It also ties Kevin Martin for the second-most points in Kings franchise history off the bench, behind the 48 that Mike Woodson scored for the Kansas City Kings in February of 1983, for ESPN stats.