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Kings coach Terry Murray has been known to let his hockey passion get the better of him. He blasted Kings fans in March after his team was booed off the ice in a 4-0 loss to St. Louis -- on the heels of a 4-0 road trip.
Murray said the behavior of the Staples Center crowd last month was "the most embarrassing thing I have ever been through" only to follow up a day later with a mea culpa.
"I overreacted probably, in saying . . . you don't want to drag them into the reason why, but I did. There's nothing I can do about it now," Murray said.
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Will he have the same remorse about his comments to Sharks forward Dany Heatley following Game 4?
With slightly more than three minutes on the clock in the 6-3 San Jose win, Heatley tripped Kings defenseman Alec Martinez -- kicking his feet out from behind, a move known as "slewfooting."
Heatley was penalized, but Murray clearly didn't feel that justice had been served.
He called out Heatley in his postgame media session, saying there was no place in hockey for "slewfooting."
Murray labeled the play gutless and called it a sure way to break a leg or blow out a knee.
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Slew-footing can result in a major penalty, an ejection and could result in a fine or suspension.
The NHL indicated Friday in an email with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that no disciplinary action would be taken on Heatley.
OAKLAND – Stephen Curry, back-to-back MVP and reigning NBA scoring champ, will be a free agent in July and so will Andre Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
Another charter member of the Warriors’ championship core, Shaun Livingston, also will be on the market.
“There’s always going to be speculation and it’s easy to start looking ahead,” Livingston told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday. “But that never does the player any good.”
Iguodala and Livingston love being Warriors, but it’s likely at least one of them may be sacrificed next summer for Patrick McCaw, who cracked the rotation as a rookie and in many ways is a composite of the two veterans.
Iguodala doesn’t hide from the fact that thoughts of the future will creep into his mind, and neither does Livingston, who is in the final year of a three-year deal worth $16.6 million.
“It’s human nature; we all want to get paid,” Livingston said. “We all want to perform well, to get numbers.
"But basketball sometimes in this league can get tricky,” he added. “You start worrying about that stuff, and you end up hurting yourself in the long run. But if you stay with it, stay on course, you may not have the same numbers but the team wins and you get paid more.”
CLEVELAND — LeBron James had his 43rd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who raised their championship banner before the game, beat the New York Knicks 117-88 on Tuesday night in the NBA season opener.
James scored 19 points and added 11 rebounds and 14 assists in front of a raucous home crowd that was on its feet from the pregame ceremony until late in the game, celebrating the city's first championship in 52 years.
James, who spoke to the crowd before the game, continued his perfect record on ring nights. He was 2-0 when the Miami Heat players were presented with their championship rings.
Irving scored 19 points in the third quarter, when Cleveland used a 20-4 run to take a 74-53 lead. Kevin Love scored 23 for the Cavaliers.
Carmelo Anthony led New York with 19 points and Derrick Rose had 17.