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Is this the end?
The chatter around Sleep Train Pavilion centered on that question Wednesday night. With NBA owners debating whether to approve the franchise's sale and relocation to Seattle, the ever-faithful fans of the Sacramento Kings pushed the uncertainty aside and did what they have done for parts of four different decades during the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Maybe for the last time.
Hope rang out in those trademark cowbells. Optimism showed through purple-painted faces and in the jerseys of players past and present worn throughout the expected sellout crowd expected to pack the 17,317-seat arena to capacity.
Most touted the game as the ''regular-season finale'' and not the ''finale'' as Sacramento mounts a bid to try and keep the team in town.
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The NBA committee deciding whether the Sacramento Kings should be sold and relocated to Seattle will hold a meeting via conference call Monday.
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For the second time in three years, the Sacramento Kings will
host their regular-season finale with the franchise's future
uncertain. Hours before the Kings tipoff against the Los Angeles
Clippers on Wednesday night, NBA owners will gather in a New York
boardroom to begin deliberating where the team will be located next
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