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45 Points in 34 Games...Is That Good?

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Well, yes.

In '74, the Kings had 47 points (18-5-11) and, in '80, they had 47 points (22-9-3). Those are the only two seasons that beat or equal the Kings' current record of 21-10-3. Oh, and they're officially first in the West and 2nd overall. (Philadelphia -- they of the quickie rebuild of two seasons ago -- are now tied with Toronto for 28th overall. I bring up Philly because so many fans pointed to them as an example of how you can suck one year and "rebuild" in one summer. I guess, in a word, not.)