Found December 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SACRAMENTO -- Kings coach Keith Smart found out 30 minutes before Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic that swingman Tyreke Evans left knee would keep him out of the contest. So Smart began the game with veteran Francisco Garcia playing for Evans and never stopped making moves until he found the right combination. Most of the fourth quarter that combination consisted of reserves Jimmer Fredette, Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton, Thomas Robinson and Chuck Hayes, and it was enough to lead the Kings to a 91-82 victory over the Magic in front of an announced crowd of 16,305 at Sleep Train Arena. The victory was the second consecutive home win for the Kings (6-12) and permitted them to even their home mark at 6-6. Sacramento plays at Portland on Saturday night to start a four-game road trip. "The lineup Orlando used allowed me to do that rotation (Friday night)," Smart said. "(The Magic) didn't look to post-up their guards." Smart's rotati...
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