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Kings tally NBA-record 29 points before a starter scores

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The Sacramento Kings scored 10 points in the opening quarter against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. As the Kings are a basketball team (and not a football team), that is not ideal.

In their futile start to the game, Sacramento broke a rather dubious record. Per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, the Kings reserves scored the team's first 29 points before Willie Cauley-Stein sank a free-throw with 4:08 left in the second quarter - the first point scored by a Kings starter.

Improbably, the Kings entered the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead over Russell Westbrook and Co.

The previous record for longest game-opening drought for a starting unit was 23 points, set by the Milwaukee Bucks on April 5, 2011.

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