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The Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors have scuffled in recent years as two of the NBA's worst teams. This season looks no different.
Both will look for improved defense as they try to snap slumps Wednesday night, with the Kings hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss while handing the Raptors an eighth in a row on the road.
The clubs are in last place in their respective divisions after going a combined 55-87 last season. Neither team has finished with a winning record in any of the past five seasons.
Both currently rank toward the bottom of the league in points allowed, with Toronto giving up 101.9 per game and Sacramento 100.5.
The Kings (4-12) are fresh off allowing their highest point total of the season in a 116-81 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. In suffering the most lopsided defeat in series history between the Pacific Division foes, Sacramento forced just five turnovers and let Los Angeles shoot 54.7 percent.
"It was very frustrating,"...
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The owners of the Sacramento Kings — the Maloof brothers — have been negotiating to move the team out of Sacramento. The family lost most of its fortune in the recession and, being short on funds, is shopping for sweeter deals from cities looking to lure the team away from SacTown.
Last year there was all the talk about moving the team to Anaheim. The latest negotiations involve...
Former number 5 overall NBA Draft pick DeMarcus Cousins admitted in an interview with the Sacramento Bee that he has been awful this season, saying that he had lost his confidence. Said Cousins: “We’re losing. I don’t feel like I made improvements from last year. I really don’t have any confidence at all. I’m just [...]
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is a player with the physical tools needed to become a star in the NBA, but he has yet to take significant strides in his third season as a pro. In fact, his numbers are down from last season and he says his mind is not in the right place.
In a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, Cousins scored only 8 points on 3-for-9 shooting...
I did not watch last night’s 113-110 loss to the Denver Nuggets. One, it was on way too late for this guy, and two, I already knew what would happen.
How? The Raptors blueprint of course. Even my wife knows it.
Here is how a large majority of how the games go.
1. Finally get a win.
2. Have more than 2 days off.
3. Show signs of being happy, joking, turning it around.
4. Show up...
DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the struggling Toronto Raptors 107-100 on Wednesday night.
The Kings used strong fourth-quarter play from Cousins and Tyreke Evans to earn a rare victory. Sacramento had dropped nine of its previous 11 games, including an embarrassing 35-point loss Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
By Martin McNeal, The Sports Xchange SACRAMENTO -- Desperation was the companion of the Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Both teams badly needed a victory and saw a vulnerable opponent. In the end, though, Kings guard Tyreke Evans made back-to-back three-pointers in the fourth quarter and also slowed Toronto's Kyle Lowry to lead Sacramento to a...
POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: KINGS 107, RAPTORS 100 SEASON RECORD: 4W-15LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: KYLE LOWRYLINE: 34 pts (9-20...
Corey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee had 17 points and five blocks, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a late rally to beat the Toronto Raptors 113-110 on Monday night.
Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points for Toronto and Kyle Lowry had 24, including 12 in the fourth quarter when the Raptors cut a 17-point lead to one with 2:18 left.
The Nuggets led 103-86 on a dunk by Kenneth...
The Raptors would likely build a trade for Pau Gasol centered around Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon.