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Bullied by Bucks, Kings unable to match playoff intensity
Wednesday's game is what you see when one team has something to play for and the other has gone with a youth movement.
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Highlights: Kings can't keep up with athletic Bucks
The Kings could not match the Bucks up and down the court in a 116-98 loss Wednesday night in Sacramento.
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Instant Replay: Kings blown out by Bucks, Antetokounmpo at home
The Kings fought all game on their home court, but they simply had no answer for the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo Wednesday night.
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Tyreke Evans: I play best with the ball in my hands
Kings veteran Tyreke Evans explains his big game against the Bucks.
Joerger: Cauley-Stein getting closer with more experience
Head coach Dave Joerger breaks down the Kings' 116-98 loss to the Bucks.
Can Skal see himself as an Antetokounmpo in the future?
Kings rookie Skal Labissiere had the tall task of going up against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. What did he learn?
Shot of the Game: Hield shakes off pain, shows off skills
After getting frustrated with a hurt thumb, Buddy Hield turned that into two pretty plays against the Bucks.
Kings rookie Papagiannis throws down dunk over three Bucks
Kings rookie Georgios Papagiannis shows his strength with a powerful slam in Sacramento.
NBA Gameday: Who on the Kings will defend Antetokounmpo?
What is left at the small forward position is a collection of undersized wings that will face one of the league’s best young small forwards...
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Ben McLemore returns after birth of his daughter: 'Dream come true'
The proud papa gushed at practice Tuesday afternoon as he announced the birth of Teagan Joyce McLemore to the media.,,
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With resting players, there's one obvious solution for Silver, NBA
What this is about is Adam Silver trying to defend, as David Stern did, the rights and prerogatives of a non-franchised client...
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In losses to Thunder and Spurs, young Kings take their lumps
It's a process. Patience is required as a new generation of players build from the ground up. Things aren't going to get better overnight...
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NBA Power Rankings: By default, the Warriors are back on top
Two weeks ago, Steph Curry and the Warriors dropped three of four games and fell outside the Top 5. Last week, they won three straight...
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Joerger: Spurs 'just bigger and more experienced' than Kings
More than anything, Dave Joerger knows even in losses the Kings are growing with young players getting more experience.
How Buddy Hield and Kings can learn from veteran Spurs
Even in a loss, Buddy Hield believes the Kings can get better from watching how the Spurs play.
Skal Labissiere: 'I can score the basketball whenever'
With his work ethic, the confidence of Kings rookie Skal Labissiere is sky high.
Highlights: Kings sputter on the road in loss to Spurs
The Kings were outdone in San Antonio Sunday against the Spurs in a 118-102 defeat.
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Instant Replay: Kings start strong, can't slow down Spurs
After outscoring the Spurs in the first quarter, the Kings' offense cooled off and their defense had no answer on the road Sunday.
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Shot of the Game: Hield finishes in traffic against Spurs
Buddy Hield shows he's more than just a sharp-shooter Sunday in San Antonio.
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Report: Former Kings forward close to deal with T'Wolves
Traded by Sacramento and waived by New Orleans, forward Omri Casspi is reportedly close to a deal with Minnesota.
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Cauley-Stein shoots over David Lee
NBA Gameday: Young Kings look to kick Spurs while they are down
The Kings hung with the Spurs on March 8 in San Antonio. On Sunday, they are back in the Lone Star State looking to come away with the win.
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Highlights: Papagiannis breaks out in Kings' loss in OKC
A couple days after Skal Labissiere had his breakout game, it was fellow rookie Georgios Papgiannis' turn on Saturday as he scored a career-high 14 points against the Thunder.
Papagiannis opens up about changing his body type
Georgios Papagiannis discusses what it was like to play against Steven Adams and what he learned going against him.
Collison pinpoints the trait Kings can take from Thunder
Darren Collison addresses why the Thunder played with more intensity at the beginning of the game.
Papagiannis after 14-point effort: 'I'm in a rhythm now'
Georgios Papagiannis assesses his performance after scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a loss to the Thunder.
Joerger evaluates how Papagiannis played against Thunder
Dave Joerger discusses rookie Georgios Papagiannis' 14-point, 11-rebound effort against Oklahoma City.
Joerger: Young Kings 'learned a lot' in loss to Thunder
Dave Joerger critiques the difference in intensity between the Kings and Thunder.
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Kings can't contain Westbrook, Thunder in road loss
Sacramento's bid for a third straight win fell short thanks to Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder...
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Labissiere drives hard to the hoop, finishes with power
Labissiere drives hard to the hoop, finishes with power at the rim Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City against the Thunder...
Shot of the Game: Papa G shows off smooth perimeter touch
Georgios Papagiannis showed off a silky smooth jumper in Saturday's game against the Thunder...
Buddy Hield turns steal into an easy fast break dunk
Hield turns steal into an easy fast break dunk Saturday against the Thunder in OKC..
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NBA Gameday: Kings visit Westbrook, Thunder looking for third straight win
Sacramento will look to pull ahead in the season series when they head to OKC and face off against the Thunder...
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The Kings Insider Podcast: Skal Labissiere's breakout game
Episode 76 of the Kings Insider Podcast features CSN's Doug Christie and Aaron Bruski talking Skal Labissiere...
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Labissiere goes off, gives Kings promise for future
Kings fans in need of hope were treated to a show Wednesday night when rookie big man Skal Labissiere lit up the box score and led the team to victory.
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Highlights: Skal Labissiere Era underway as Kings beat Suns
Skal Labissiere had a breakout game Wednesday in Phoenix as the rookie poured in a career-high 32 points in the Kings' win over the Suns.
Temple admits to not realizing Skal was leading scorer
Garrett Temple addresses Skal Labissiere's comfort level after the rookie scored a game-high 32 against the Suns.
Joerger: 'Skal had a terrific night' in win over Suns
Dave Joerger discusses what wasn't seen in the box score in Kings' win over Suns.
Labissiere explains what got into him in fourth vs Suns
Skal Labissiere capped off a career-high 32-point night with 20 points in the fourth quarter of a win over the Suns.
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Instant Replay: Labissiere's career-high 32 leads Kings past Suns
Skal Labissiere didn't start Wednesday night in Phoenix, but that didn't stop him from scoring a career-high 32 to lead the Kings past the Suns.
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Kings Central: What's next for Cauley-Stein on, off court?
Willie Cauley-Stein opens up to Kayte Christensen about what he expects from himself on the court, how he got the nickname 'Trill,' and about his future with music.
Kings Central: Stepping into mind of 'weird' Cauley-Stein
Host Kayte Christensen sits down with Willie Cauley-Stein for a painting session and asks questions that get at the heart of 'Who is Willie Cauley-Stein?'
Kings Central: Cauley-Stein sheds light on his love of art
Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and host Kayte Christensen walk around the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and discuss what kinds of art that inspire them.
Shot of the Game: Willie's extra effort leads to putback
Willie Cauley-Stein kept the play alive and finished with a putback jumper in the lane.
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NBA Gameday: Youth takes center stage against Suns
The Kings' losing streak is over as their young players keep proving themselves and they must do so Wednesday night in Phoenix.
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Cousins covers face
Cousins 'not mad at all' over benching in Pelicans' win
A day after being benched at the end of the Pelicans game against Charlotte, DeMarcus Cousins addressed the incident.
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Labissiere shooting against Orlando
Youth movement on full display in Kings' skid-busting win vs Magic
A loss could have been expected when the Kings decided to rest four vets Monday. But the youngsters stepped up in a big win over Orlando.
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Highlights: With vets resting, Kings beat Magic to end skid
Seven Kings scored in double-figures as the Kings held off the Magic to end their eight-game losing streak.
Shot of the Game: Labissiere shows off full arsenal vs Magic
Rookie Skal Labissiere put his imprint on the first half against the Magic on Monday.
Temple praises Kings after win vs Magic: 'Total team effort'
Garrett Temple identifies what the Kings did well in their win over the Magic on Monday night.
Cauley-Stein after 18 points vs Magic: 'I feel very poised'
Willie Cauley-Stein addresses how it feels to prove scouts wrong with his ability to score.
Joerger explains why WCS needs to give paycheck to Collison
Dave Joerger reveals that he's already determined when the veterans will rest the remainder of the regular season.
What identity do Kings want going forward? Joerger answers
Dave Joerger analyzes the Kings' 120-115 win over the Magic that snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Labissiere after win over Magic: Kings 'have great future'
After the Kings ended their nine-game losing streak, rookie Skal Labissiere thanked coach Dave Joerger for giving the young players a chance to play.
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Instant Replay: Kings beat Magic, make losing streak disappear
All five Kings starters scored in double-figures as they held off the Magic on Monday night to end their eight-game losing streak.
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Papagiannis cleans up mess, throws down putback dunk
Rookie Georgios Papagiannis followed ben McLemore's missed layup with a putback dunk early in the fourth quarter against the Magic.
Hield, Cauley-Stein run pick-and-roll, leads to huge dunk
Late in the first half, Buddy Hield and Willie Cauley-Stein ran a perfect pick-and-roll which led to a wide open monster dunk by the second-year center.
NBA Gameday: Kings have solid shot at ending eight-game skid
On Monday night, the Kings host the Magic -- who sit near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings and struggle to score...
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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors fall hard, land outside Top 5
The Warriors have dropped five of their last seven. Steph Curry and Draymond Green can't find their shot. They are in unfamiliar territory...
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As Wizards still benefit from his leadership, Temple hopes to mold Kings
The Wizards are enjoying a breakout year after learning from Garrett Temple. Now, the vet hopes to do the same with the young Kings.
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Labissiere dunks against Nuggets
Out of playoff picture, Joerger loosening reigns on young Kings
With the playoffs out of sight, Dave Joerger has started to loosen the reigns on the young Kings. And the veterans are doing their part to help.
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Confidence growing game by game for Skal Labissiere
Skal Labissiere shares his mindset as his minutes are growing late in the season for the Kings.
Joerger on Kings' losing streak: 'Our guys are fighting'
Kings head coach Dave Joerger talks to media members about the team's eight-game losing streak and what it means to the players in Sacramento uniforms...
Highlights: Kings' losing streak now at eight games
The Kings tried to make it a game in the second half but the Nuggets were too strong offensive for Sacramento to hang in handing them an eighth straight loss...
Shot of the Game: Hield and Collison finding their range
The Kings turned to Buddy Hield and Darren Collison against the Nuggets in hopes of making it a game in the second half...
Joerger: Kings 'heavy-legged, made physical, mental' errors
Kings head coach Dave Joerger talks to reporters about what went wrong Saturday night in a loss to the Nuggets...
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Instant Replay: Kings' skid reaches eight games after loss to Nuggets
The Nuggets went ahead of the Kings early and didn't look back in handing Sacramento its eighth straight loss...
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Cousins benched in fourth quarter over 'coach's decision' in Pelicans win
Anthony Davis stole the show. All at the same time, DeMarcus Cousins rode the bench as the Pelicans won in overtime Saturday.
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Labissiere dunks one with authority for chance at 3-pt play
If you don't like this Labissiere dunk, you don't like Kings' basketball ...
Labissiere floats through the lane for another monster jam
Labissiere floats through the lane for yet another monster jam Saturday night against the Nuggets in Sacramento...
Labissiere plays clean up, jams one home on the put-back
Labissiere plays clean up, jams one home on the put-back Saturday night against the Nuggets in Sacramento...
Collison and Cauley-Stein defending Chandler
NBA Gameday: Kings look to play spoiler vs playoff-hungry Nuggets
Riding a seven-game losing streak, the playoffs are an afterthought for the Kings. But they can still have an impact on the race on Saturday...
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Cauley-Stein dunks against Wizards
Kings' Cauley-Stein thriving in increased role: 'I can feel the change'
After recording a season-high 13 rebounds Friday night, Willie Cauley-Stein opened up to CSNCalifornia.com about his growing confidence.
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Buddy Hield chasing Otto Porter
In midst of skid, young Kings learning how to win games all over again
On All-Star Sunday, the Kings hit the reset button on their roster, and now the young roster must re-learn how to close out games.
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Highlights: Kings squander another big lead, fall to Wizards
It was more of the same from the Kings on Friday night as another big lead in the fourth quarter was erased by an opponent. Sacramento's losing streak is now at seven games...
Afflalo: 'We're maturing, still trying to learn how to win'
Arron Afflalo tells reporters it's going to take some time and growing pains for the Kings' young players to learn now to win...
Hield starts strong, struggles in second half vs Wizards
Buddy Hield got his first start with the Kings and it could not have gotten off to a better start. But the second half was a different story. The guard tells reporters what changed...
Joerger: 'Proud of our guys, we fought like crazy'
Kings head coach Dave Joerger breaks down the his team's latest loss -- an OT defeat at the hands of the visiting Wizards...
Joerger breaks down Kings' recent late-game misfortune
Why are the Kings losing so many games late? Sacramento head coach Dave Joerger breaks it down...
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Instant Replay: Kings can't close Wizards out, fall in OT as losing streak reaches seven
The Kings squandered a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead as the losing streak reaches seven games after a loss to the Wizards...
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Lawson steal leads to McLemore transition slam
Lawson steal leads to McLemore transition slam Friday night against the Wizards...
Shot of the Game:When watching Wizards' Wall, don't blink
It look John Wall less than four seconds to score the Dodge Shot of the Game basket...
La-bi-ssière throws one down with authority on Temple dime
La-bi-ssière throws one down with authority on Temple dime
NBA Gameday: On six-game skid, Kings host Wall, Wizards
John Wall registered 19 points, 11 assists and 11 turnovers in Washington's 101-95 OT victory over the Kings in late November...
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The Kings Insider Podcast: Talkin' rookies with Jerry Reynolds
Warriors rookie Damian Jones joins Monte Poole on The Warriors Insider Podcast to rate his skill-set, talk pop culture and NCAA tournament, and set a lofty goal for his NBA career.
Kings surrender huge lead in loss to Spurs: 'Kind of played into their game'
The Kings were leading the Spurs 59-31, and lost. They are in a tailspin and there is not a lot anyone can do to stop it...
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NBA fines DeMarcus Cousins $50,000
The NBA fined Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins $50,000 for directing inappropriate language towards fans on separate occasions, the league announced on Thursday. The incidents occurred during the Pelicans...
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Highlights: Kings crumble, see 28-point lead vanish vs Spurs
After looking like they were on their way to a shocking upset, the Kings were dominated late vs. the Spurs.
Evans: 'Sky is the limit' for Kings rookie Skal Labissiere
Tyreke Evans discusses the differences between starting and coming off the bench.
Joerger dissects how Kings blew 28-point lead to Spurs
Dave Joerger congratulates the Spurs for winning 50 games in 18 straight seasons.
Collison: Blowing lead to Spurs 'learning experience...'
Darren Collison offers high praise for rookie Skal Labissiere after the Kings' loss to the Spurs.
Shot of the Game: Kings run vs Spurs, build big lead
In building a 28-point first-half lead, the Kings forced turnovers and dominated the fastbreak points against San Antonio.
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Instant Replay: Kings blow 28-point lead, crumble in San Antonio
The Kings built a 28-point lead in San Antonio Wednesday night, but coughed it up and suffered a disastrous loss to the shorthanded Spurs.
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Lawson against the Nuggets
Kings' Lawson refutes report that there is warrant out for his arrest
A day after a report surfaced that Ty Lawson had violated his probation, the Kings point guard denied the claim in a statement.
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NBA Gameday: Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge won't play vs Kings
The reigning two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year is averaging a career-best 26.3 points per game this season...
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Matchup problems doom Kings in loss to Nuggets
With so many shooting guards and no true small forward, the Kings were run over by Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari...
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Highlights: Kings run out of gas in tough game vs Nuggets
The Kings got contributions from across the roster, but it wasn't enough to overcome a tough stretch of the schedule over in Denver...
Afflalo: Kings have to be more mentally engaged
Arron Afflalo breaks down the Kings' loss to the Nuggets Monday night in Denver...
Collison sends message about playing through fatigue
After losing to the Nuggets, Darren Collison details the type of basketball the Kings need to play to win.
Joerger on 'most low maintenance player you'll be around'
Dave Joerger assesses the Kings' play after losing in Denver on Monday night.
Shot of the Game: Labissiere drops in smooth fadeaway jumper
Rookie Skal Labissiere showed off his skills Monday night with a sweet rain drop fadeaway over Danilo Gallinari.
Wilson Chandler against the Kings
Instant Replay: Tired Kings buried by Nuggets, drop fifth straight
Four Kings starters scored in double-figures, but it wasn't enough as Wilson Chandler poured in a career-high 36 to lead to the Nuggets to victory.
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