Found March 06, 2012 on
Most frustrating of fashions? That means the Marcus Thornton foul with time running out on Arron Afflalo. It's Isaiah Thomas missing 1 FT (before an Afflalo made 3 that cuts the Kings lead to 1) that would have sealed the game. It's the Kings not really running any quality plays beyond a few PnR's with Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson early in the OT.
As far as losses go, I don't like it. I didn't see much of the game in truth, and what I did see (the final 28 secs and OT), I could see the Kings were in position to win a game on the road against an opponent that had wiped the floor with the Kings in two previous meetings this season.
Other thoughts after the jump....
* The Boxscore.
* Tyreke Evans looked good and bad at times during OT. Bad includes taking shots Tyreke shouldn't have taken in the context of the offensive possession (the long two while dribbling the clock out for instance) and includes giving Ty Lawson way too much space on the game wi...
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Sacramento City Council approved a plan to help finance a $391 million arena for the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday ending speculation the team was moving to another city.City Council voted 7-2 in favor of the new stadium. The non-binding term
sheet, signed off by the Kings and the NBA last week, will keep the
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There are things with the Kings, as frustrated as I was tonight with this Kings group, that are worth nothing above and beyond the frustrating losses. So after the jump, here are my thoughts regarding the rest of the season starting with Denver.
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The Sacramento Kings have extended the contract of head coach Keith Smart through the 2012-13 season, the team announced Monday.
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Keith Smart took over Sacramento under some very strange circumstances.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Ty Lawson had 22 points and 11 assists and sank the game-sealing jumper with 11.9 seconds left, and the injury-laden Denver Nuggets overshadowed the return of Manu Ginobili to beat the San Antonio Spurs 99-94 on Sunday night.
Still without leading scorer Danilo Gallinari and Nene, the Nuggets won their third in a row with a short-handed cast that became just...
Ty Lawson had 22 points and 11 assists and sank the game-sealing jumper with 11.9 seconds left, and the injury-laden Denver Nuggets overshadowed the return of Manu Ginobili to beat the San Antonio Spurs 99-94 on Sunday night.
Still without leading scorer Danilo Gallinari and Nene, the Nuggets won their third in a row with a short-handed cast that became just the third team to beat...
Though still short-handed, the Denver Nuggets appear to have moved past their recent struggles.
A matchup with the Sacramento Kings might help push those woes further into the rear-view mirror.
The Nuggets will try to record their fourth straight win overall and continue their mastery of the Kings on Monday night in Denver.
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With their leading scorer and top rebounder both back in action, things are certainly looking up for the suddenly hot Denver Nuggets.
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2 bad teams square off at Arco for the 2nd time this season. The Kings won the last game when Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans got hot. Oh and there was this other little dramedy moment of Westphal telling Cousins to go home. Since then, Westphal got canned, Cousins has behaved much more often under Keith Smart, Smart had his option for next season picked up, and the Kings are still...