For a month, Kings coach Michael Malone talked about how Marcus Thornton might thrive like a player he watched his father, Brendan, coach in Detroit.
Vinnie Johnson was one of the most prolific bench scorers for the Pistons during the 1980s, helping Detroit win back-to-back NBA championships in 1989 and 1990. He picked up the nickname “The Microwave” for how quickly he could...
Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 24 points after losing his starting spot to rookie Ben McLemore, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Wednesday night.
Greivis Vasquez had 17 points and 12 assists, and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points, six assists and six rebounds to help the Kings blowout Brooklyn. Sacramento led by...
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24 days ago
Marcus Thornton came off the bench and was scorching hot immediately. He scored 24 points on 10-19 shooting. He also added four three-pointers.,
There really isn't much to say about this one other than that the Kings knew there was a game tonight, and prepared for it accordingly, while the Nets did not. Losing their third game in a row overall--and fourth in a row...
It's been a rough season for the Sacramento Kings, but it's looking increasingly like they may have found something in the form of shooting guard Marcus Thornton. A former second round pick out of LSU, Thornton has averaged nearly 20 points over the last 10 games, including a 32-point outburst against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.
Marcus Thornton and the Sacramento Kings tried to keep up with LeBron James and the Miami Heat, but just couldn't hang with the defending champs after two overtimes, falling 141-129.
Thornton did his best, scoring a season-high 36 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including eight 3-pointers. He added two rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. But the Heat couldn't be...
Sacramento Kings leading scorer Marcus Thornton left Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a bruised calf.
Thornton had four points in eight minutes before leaving. The team said he would not return.
Thornton entered Monday's game averaging 19.0 points and 3.8 rebounds for Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings leading scorer Marcus Thornton is expected to be sidelined one to two weeks with a deep bruise in his left thigh.
The Kings announced before Wednesday night's home game against Denver that an MRI exam on Thornton revealed a ''significant hematoma'' in his thigh. Thornton already has missed four games because of the injury.
Rookie guard Jimmer...
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January 25, 2012
Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings opened the season in grand fashion, beating the Los Angeles Lakers at home for the first time in more than three years, 100-91 on Monday night.
The Sacramento Kings have re-signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton.
According to a source close to the situation, Thornton inked a deal estimated to be worth $31 million over four years. He averaged 21 points in 23 games for the Kings after being acquired in a trade from the New Orleans Hornets.
Thornton rounds out a talented backcourt in Sacramento, joining Tyreke Evans and rookie...
Marcus Thornton is near the top of the Kings' priorities once the business of basketball resumes with the anticipated official end of the NBA lockout.
November 27, 2011