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Sacramento 2020 playoff preview: Kings turned pawns

Jun 18, 2020 - 6:19 PM

A year after showing legitimate promise, the Kings have since taken a step back

BRIGHT SPOT. Kings star De’Aaron Fox averages a team-best 20.4 points. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Blazers' McCollum, Kings' Len for shoving match

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:06 PM

CJ McCollum and Alex Len almost come to blows after shoving each other

PUNISHED. CJ McCollum has been fined $20,000 for shoving Alex Len and trying to escalate the altercation. File photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

Bazemore drops 23 as Kings continue winning ways over Clippers

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Playing their first game after the All-Stars, the Kings sustain their hot streak against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

RED-HOT. De'Aaron Fox (right) and the Kings overcome the 31-point outburst of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Without Giannis, Bucks roll to 46th season win

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Even without reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks rally past the Sacramento Kings

'BEST TEAM'. Khris Middleton believes that the Milwaukee Bucks can manage with or without star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

Lakers win first game since Kobe Bryant tragedy

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:01 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers bounce back after falling prey to the Trail Blazers on a night they paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James notches his 11th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton dropped

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:21 PM

No reason was given for the dismissal and it was not clear whether Luke Walton and former sports reporter Kelli Tennant had reached a financial settlement

CASE DROPPED. Luke Walton was accused of sexual assault by Kelli Tennant in 2014. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Hield hits 35 as Kings snap Celtics' 10-game NBA win streak

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Celtics lose for the first time in almost a month as Buddy Hield sets a personal season-high in points for the Kings

STREAK BUSTERS. Buddy Hield and the Kings stop the Celtics' hot run. Photo from Twitter/@celtics

Lakers escape Kings for solo lead in West behind James, Davis

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

LeBron James delivers an impressive performance across the board, while Anthony Davis comes up with the game-sealing block for the streaking Lakers

STILL GOT IT. LeBron James turns back the clock with a poster dunk over Nemanja Bjelica. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Alapag relishes lessons learned from coaching stint with Kings

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Jimmy Alapag gains knowledge from esteemed NBA tacticians and reconnects with his former mentors in his Summer League stint with the Sacramento Kings

ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Jimmy Alapag grabs the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Alapag says Kings coaching stint ‘has been everything’

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Jimmy Alapag hopes his stint as Sacramento Kings deputy can open more opportunities for Filipino coaches in the NBA

GRATEFUL. With the help of former NBA player Vlade Divac, Jimmy Alapag gets a one-of-a-kind coaching experience. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Alapag gets 1st NBA win as Kings beat Warriors in Summer League

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Just two years into his coaching career, Jimmy Alapag is serving as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League

MEMORABLE. Jimmy Alapag earns his first win with the Sacramento Kings in the 2019 NBA Summer League. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Kings, NBA to probe Luke Walton over sexual assault claims

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Sports reporter Kelli Tennant alleges the former Lakers coach assaulted her at a hotel

DENIAL. Luke Walton has denied the allegations as his lawyer says ‘the accuser is an opportunist, not a victim.’ Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A female sports reporter alleges that the NBA coach forced himself on her at a hotel in California

CONTROVERSIAL. Luke Walton is already facing controversy as he takes over the Sacramento Kings' head coaching job. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Luke Walton confirmed Sacramento Kings head coach

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:20 AM

'I look forward to his leadership on the court as we work to build a winning culture for many years to come,' says Kings General Manager Vlade Divac

MOVING ON FAST. Luke Walton officially joins the Sacramento Kings after leaving the Lakers. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Luke Walton set to join Kings after Lakers exit

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Reports say that the Sacramento Kings are in the 'late stages' of finalizing a multi-year deal with Luke Walton

QUICK MOVE. It looks like former Lakers coach Luke Walton won’t get unemployed for long. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Harden's 50-point triple-double fuels Rockets over Kings

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The Rockets oust the Kings from playoff contention as James Harden delivers another record performance

TRIP-DUB TEAR. James Harden posts his 42nd career triple-double.

Lakers win again as LeBron torches Kings with triple-double

Mar 25, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Although already eliminated from playoff contention, Los Angeles grinds it out to halt a five-game slide

WINNING TRACK. LeBron James stuffs the stats sheet as the Los Angeles Lakers rediscover their winning ways. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Lakers, Bucks pull off escape acts

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:55 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers snap a two-game skid as the Bucks stay on top of the league after an overtime win

Warriors survive hectic finish to complete Kings sweep

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Steph Curry knocks in 10 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors complete a season-series sweep of the Sacramento Kings

ON TOP. Steph Curry and the defending champion Warriors keep hold of the top spot in the Western Conference with a 42-16 record. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Harden extends hot streak as Rockets trip Kings

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Reigning NBA MVP James Harden tallies his 28th straight game of scoring at least 30 points

UNSTOPPABLE. James Harden continues to flash his scoring prowess. Photo from NBA Twitter

LOOK: Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A ruthless Dallas squad trades former NBA champion Harrison Barnes mid-game and many aren't too happy about it

MOVING ON. Harrison Barnes says he’s just thankful for his Dallas stint and looks forward to moving back to California. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III highlights a career-high show with a stunning 360-degree alley-oop dunk

PERFECT NIGHT. Marvin Bagley throws down a reel-worthy slam in a career-high performance to lift the Kings to a victory over the Spurs. Photo from Marvin Bagley's Instagram

WATCH: Kings' Bagley crushes 360 alley-oop

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Marvin Bagley also finishes with a new career-high 24 points on top of 12 rebounds

360 ALLEY-OOP. Marvin Bagley flashes his athletic form and notches a career-high. Photo from Marvin Bagley's Instagram

WATCH: Raptors rest Kawhi, still down Kings by 15

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard gets some 'extended rest' but the Raptors find little trouble in dispatching the Kings

TAKE CHARGE. Toronto guard Fred VanVleet fires 19 points to lead 6 Raptors in double figures. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hornets shake off slow start, sting Kings

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Tony Parker provides leadership and a steady presence to lead the Hornets bench against the young Kings

LEADER. Tony Parker finishes in double figures along with 6 other Charlotte players as the Hornets rally past De’Aaron Fox and the Kings. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Curry heats up for 42 as Warriors hold off Kings

Jan 06, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Steph Curry hits 10 triples in a sizzling Warriors-Kings duel as teams shatter the NBA three-point record

Murray, Jokic shine as Nuggets nip Kings

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Denver remains at the top of the Western Conference by notching its 25th win

DO-IT-ALL. Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double once again. File photo Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers trip Kings, earn first win minus injured LeBron

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers gift LeBron James – who sat out for a third straight game – with a win on his 34th birthday

CLUTCH. Brandon Ingram plays a key role in the final stretch to help tow the Lakers past the Kings. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bogdanovic buries buzzer-beater as Kings rally past Lakers

Dec 28, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic knocks in the game-winning triple as the Kings escape a Lakers side missing LeBron James

CLUTCH. The Kings celebrate with game hero Bogdan Bogdanovic. Photo from Sacramento Kings Twitter

Kings, Pacers to star in 1st NBA game in India

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:39 PM

The Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will grace the first ever NBA pre-season contest in India

INDIA-BOUND. The Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers will go head-to-head in India in the 2019 NBA preseason. Photo from Sacramento Kings

Warriors rally late to stun trolling Kings

Dec 15, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Steph Curry gets a lot of pregame ribbing, but the Warriors respond with a blistering finish to steal the game from the Kings

Sacramento Kings welcome 'swift action' by FBI over fraud case

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:54 AM

A former executive accused of defrauding the NBA club has reportedly accepted a plea deal

EMBEZZLEMENT. The Kings are hoping to recover $13.4 million that former executive Jeff David diverted and spent on beachfront homes in Southern California. Photo from Sacramento Kings

Durant drops 44, Klay hits winner as Warriors escape Kings

Nov 25, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The Golden State Warriors needed a wild finish to hold off the Sacramento Kings for back-to-back wins

BACK ON TRACK. The defending champion Warriors bounce back from a four-game slide with two straight wins. Photo from NBA

'We didn't cave in on our principles,' LeBron as Lakers even record

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers climb to 6-6, the first time they have as many wins as losses this NBA season

WINNING GROOVE. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers win 4 of their last 5 games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors improve to 11-1 in Kawhi's return from injury

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

After a slow start, Kawhi Leonard finds his form to lead Toronto past Sacramento with 25 points and 11 rebounds

IN FORM. Kawhi Leonard finds his groove after getting sidelined due to a sore ankle. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo posts triple double as Bucks roll on

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Milwaukee secures its eighth win in 9 games for its best NBA start in franchise history

FILLING IT UP. Giannis Antetokounmpo posts his second triple-double of the season. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Griffin half-century powers unbeaten Pistons past Sixers

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Detroit's Blake Griffin erupts for a career-high 50 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists

SIZZLING. Pistons big man Blake Griffin gets showered with MVP chants. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Kings down Thunder to spoil Westbrook's season debut

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Sacramento pockets its first win as the former NBA MVP's near-triple-double performance goes down the drain

SLUMP. Even as Russell Westbrook returns, the Thunder still remain winless in 3 games. File photo Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

No serious injury for Golden State's Patrick McCaw after scary fall

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Patrick McCaw has a bruised lumbar spine, but tests show no major damage or problems with his nervous system

FORTUNATE. Things are looking good for Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw following his scary fall. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors fall to Kings with Durant out, Casspi hurt

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Golden State Warriors miss the services of stars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant due to injuries

PILING WOES. The Golden State Warriors, who are already without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson due to injuries, will also miss Kevin Durant. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Vince Carter shows he's half-man, still-amazing at 40

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Vince Carter becomes the first 40-year old to score at least 24 since Michael Jordan in a win over the Cavaliers

VINSANITY. Vince Carter outscored LeBron James in an unlikely win by the lowly Kings over the Cavs, proving he still has something to offer just weeks before his 41st birthday. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

40-year old Vince Carter dunks his way to King-sized upset over Warriors

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Playing in his 19th season, Carter is pushing the borders of Vinsanity after signing a 1-year, $8 million deal with the Sacramento Kings


Lakers play safe with injured rookie Lonzo Ball

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Ball sits out a pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings due to a sprained ankle

INJURED. Lonzo Ball might opt to miss the rest of the preseason. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP

Zach Randolph pleads no contest in marijuana case

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The case against him will be dismissed if he completes a diversion program and community service

ROYAL MISTAKE. Zach Randolph, who was recently acquired by the Sacramento Kings, had the charges against him reduced to delaying an officer. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph arrested on marijuana charge

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:38 AM

Randolph who signed a two year 24 million contract with the Kings earlier this summer was booked with bail set at 20 000

BOOKED. Zach Randolph, who was recently acquired by the Sacramento Kings, was charged with intent to distribute marijuana. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Veteran Vince Carter reportedly headed to Kings

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:48 AM

NBA s oldest active player Vince Carter is eager to extend his 19 year career

Saric among record 4 global NBA All-Rookie picks

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric is a unanimous selection to the NBA All Rookie team which feature a record 4 players from outside the United States

GLOBAL ALL-ROOKIE. Dario Saric #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers is among the record 4 global NBA All-Rookie members of 2017. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kings triumph as Clippers collapse

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:37 PM

The Clippers are unable to pull into a tie with the idle Utah Jazz for the fourth seed in the Western Conference

COME FROM BEHIND. Darren Collison (C) and the Kings succeed in a come-from-behind victory over the Clippers. File Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook's triple-double streak ends as Thunder clap Kings

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Russell Westbrook s triple double streak ends at 4 but the Thunder still beat the Sacramento Kings

ROLLING THUNDER. Russell Westbrook falls two rebounds short of a fifth straight triple-double. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

DeMarcus Cousins rips 'coward' Kings over trade to Pelicans

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:02 AM

When asked if he d talk to the Kings about disregarding a promise not to trade him Cousins says For what? It was a coward move so I m pretty sure I will get a coward response

KING PAWNED. DeMarcus Cousins says he was informed about his trade to New Orleans after playing in the All-Star game, and not from Kings owner Vivek Ranadive or general manager Vlade Divac. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP