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Basketball ] MiamiHerald.com:
The Denver Nuggets hope to finish up a three-game homestand in perfect fashion on Wednesday when they play host to a Sacramento Kings team in the midst of a back-to-back-to-back stretch,
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Denver Nuggets forward Nene is out of Friday's game against the Washington Wizards with a bruised right heel. Nene previously missed three games with a bruised left foot.
Coach George Karl said he expects Nene to play against former teammate Carmelo Anthony when the Nuggets visit the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Kosta Koufos will start in Nene's place and Timofey...
As expected, DeMarcus Cousins will re-join his team as they continue on their merrily dysfunctional way. Reports the Sac Bee: “The Kings maintain that DeMarcus Cousins demanded to be traded. Cousins maintains that didn’t happen.Neither side is budging on its claim following a meeting Monday involving Cousins, his agent, John Greig, and Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie...
Cousins complains to Westphal, coach benches him and says DeMarcus asked to be traded. DeMarcus said he did not request a trade. Cousins plays in the Kings' next two games, scores four points in one and 26 in the other, Sacramento loses both, coach canned. Westphal was an impressively bad 51-120 during his time in charge. Keith Smart takes over. More »
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings fired coach Paul Westphal on Thursday, cutting ties after two-plus seasons amid a slow start and an escalating dispute with young center DeMarcus Cousins.Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement ahead of the team's home game against Milwaukee on Thursday ...
The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Paul Westphal after two-plus seasons and a 2-5 start so far. President of basketball operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement ahead of the team's home game against Milwaukee on Thursday night. Assistant coach Keith Smart, let go by the Golden State Warriors after one season, will serve as head coach against the Bucks.
DENVER - It didn't take long for Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal to sum up what had happened to his team.
Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists, and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight by beating the Sacramento Kings 110-83 Wednesday night.
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