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WATCH: Kings Pregame Live
The Kings are back home looking for their second straight win. Watch on CSN California and streaming on the NBC Sports App.
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Kings refute reported interest in ex-76ers GM Hinkie
The Kings have shot down a report that they reportedly received permission to speak with former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie.
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NBA Gameday: Kings host a hungry Grizzlies team vying for playoff positioning
A veteran and talented Memphis squad will be yet another test for a group of young Kings learning to win on the fly...
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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors holding it down; Cavs not in Top 5
Steph Curry and the Warriors have won seven games in a row and Kevin Durant is nearing a return. But a tough week lies ahead...
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Fight finally pays off for Kings: 'Like we won Game 1 of the playoffs'
Game after game, the Kings find a way to fight back against tough opponents. Against the Clippers, the fight got the better of experience.
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Highlights: Young Kings rally to stun playoff-bound Clippers
Trailing by as many as 18, the Kings finished the game on a 22-3 run to knock off the Clippers Sunday in LA.
Richardson offers thoughts on Kings shutting him down
On the day he was shut down for the rest of the season, rookie Malachi Richardson discusses how he will approach the summer.
Collison: Young players in Kings 'deserved' win over Clips
Veteran Darren Collison pinpoints the difference in the fourth quarter against the Clippers.
Joerger: Win over Clippers 'like we won Game 1 of playoffs'
Dave Joerger discusses what attribute makes Buddy Hield a good shooter.
Hield describes Kings mindset during 22-3 run vs Clippers
Buddy Hield discusses his ability to have a short-term memory when his shots aren't going down.
Shot of the Game: Clippers' Jordan dunks all over Kings
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had his way with the young Kings' frontline Sunday in LA.
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Instant Replay: Kings close game on 22-3 run, stun Clippers
The Kings trailed by double-digits late, but mounted a furious 22-3 rally to beat the Clippers in stunning fashion Sunday in LA.
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Cauley-Stein's bucket completes crazy comeback win vs Clips
Willie Cauley-Stein's layup with 1.8 seconds left capped off a 22-3 run by the Kings as they stunned the Clippers in LA.
Rivers videobombs Kings Pregame Live, steals Grant's line
The Kings Pregame Live crew get a surprise admirer in LA.
Christensen: Kings decide to shut down rookie Richardson
CSN California's Kayte Christensen has learned that the Kings have decided to take the cautious approach and shut rookie Malachi Richardson down for the remainder of the 2016-17 season due to a hamstring...
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Source: Kings shutting down rookie Richardson for season
Rookie Malachi Richardson will not lace them up again this season as the Kings have shut him down, a source confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com.
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NBA Gameday: Facing Griffin a chance for Skal to add to knowledge base
While the Kings look to play spoiler against the playoff-bound Clippers, Skal Labissiere will face one of the NBA's best power forwards.
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Rudy Gay 'ahead of schedule' in recovery from ruptured Achillies
It was supposed to be a quick videobomb on live TV. Instead, Rudy Gay provided an update on his recovery to CSN California's Kayte Christensen.
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With weight off his shoulders, Lawson returns to form vs Warriors
With legal issues put to the side, Kings PG Ty Lawson played with a sense of relief Friday and erupted for 20 points against the Warriors.
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Hield shooting over Warriors
Young Kings have 'long way to go,' but 'we don't quit'
The Kings may have lost to the Warriors by 14 points Friday, but they didn't give up late in the contest, which is a good sign to Dave Joerger.
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Skal Labissiere: Kings in the middle of the 'growing pains'
Skal Labissiere described Friday's loss to the Warriors as a learning experience for his and the young members of the Kings' squad...
Rudy Gay: Achilles injury rehab is 'ahead of schedule'
Rudy Gay updates Kings fans on his rehab status Friday night after his teammates dropped a decision to the Golden State Warriors...
Joerger after Warriors loss: 'We got a long ways to go'
Dave Joerger breaks down Friday night's loss to the Warriors over in Oakland...
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Instant Replay: Short-handed Kings can't keep up with Warriors
The Kings battled early, but the Warriors just had too much firepower and pulled away late to hand them a loss...
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Shot of the Game: Kings pay for second-chance opportunities
The Warriors made the Kings pay the price to giving up so many second-chance opportunities Friday night in Oakland...
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NBA Gameday: New-look Kings get first shot at I-80 bragging rights
Buddy Hield and the heavily underdog Kings head down I-80 to visit Matt Barnes and the Warriors Friday night at Oracle.
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The Kings Insider Podcast: Rookie Skal Labissiere on his NBA potential
Rookie Skal Labissiere sits down with James Ham on the latest episode of The Kings Insider Podcast to talk about his growth this season and what he can turn into for the Kings. Enjoy!
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Kings PG Lawson entered denial of alleged probation violations
On Thursday, Kings point guard Ty Lawson was in a Colorado courtroom one day before the team takes on the Warriors...
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Report: If Joerger not available, Kings likely would have hired Ewing
Patrick Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets...
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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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Tyreke Evans: I play best with the ball in my hands
Kings veteran Tyreke Evans explains his big game against the Bucks.
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.
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?
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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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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 '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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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...
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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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