12:42 PM EDT, Thu March 30, 2017
Pelican Debrief 42 mins ago

New Orleans Pelicans Podcast: Sacramento Kings’ Pregame With Expert Rafe Wong

The New Orleans Pelicans remain on life support after surviving the Dallas Mavericks last night 121-118.  With playoff hopes still remaining, the Pelicans welcome Boogie’s former team to town.  We asked ARoyalPain.com’s Rafe Wong on how much he misses him and what we can expect from his squad Friday night. Below is an excerpt from […] New Orleans Pelicans Podcast: Sacramento Kings’ Pregame With Expert Rafe Wong - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Golden State Of Mind 42 mins ago
Why the Spurs won’t beat the Warriors in the playoffs

Why the Spurs won’t beat the Warriors in the playoffs

Last night, the Spurs’ inability to both defend and score against the Warriors was exposed — with Durant still sidelined. After losing to the Spurs in their first two meetings of the season by an average of nearly 26 points — and going down by as many as 22 points midway through the first quarter of last night’s game — the Warriors refused to get swept in the season series. Had San Antonio held on to its lead, the Spurs would have pulled within one game in the loss column for the top seed in the West. From the start of the game, San Antonio exposed Golden State’s lack of size...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
The Credits:

The Credits: "The Hateful Eight" - Lakers Links

The season is, thankfully, almost over for the Baby Lakers. Just eight more games. Lakers News Check out Lakers’ stretch of hitting 15 straight shots to end third quarter (VIDEO) Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 season review: Still searching for a path to superstardom - CBSSports.com Lamar Odom regrets affairs, says cocaine helped end career City of Hope Fit For Life Recap | Los Angeles Lakers Fit For Life 2017 Recap | Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young Shows Off His Closet and Shares Inspiration Behind His Brand, Most Hated | Complex Kobe Didn’t Realize He Was Missing NBA League Pass Until...
Golden State Of Mind 4 hours ago
Explain One Play: Curry Dunks AGAIN, West takes over, Spurs fade

Explain One Play: Curry Dunks AGAIN, West takes over, Spurs fade

Curry continues his revenge tour of MVP candidates, David West turns back the clock with great plays in the shocking comeback Warriors win against the Spurs on March 29, 2017. The game in tweets On the good side, Kerr is getting a lot of film for the W's to work on.— Eric Apricot (@EricApricot) March 30, 2017 Spurs exploiting the weaknesses of W's bigs. Plus a bunch of unforced errors by Dray and others.— Eric Apricot (@EricApricot) March 30, 2017 Wow, the W's veteran bench settled the game down. Dray was over-amped, Z & JVMG exploited, Curry overplayed.— Eric Apricot...
Sactown Royalty 10 hours ago
Kings 82, Jazz 112: The Tank Lives

Kings 82, Jazz 112: The Tank Lives

This was not Sacramento’s night. This was definitely a rough one. The Jazz came out firing on all cylinders, and despite a gutsy comeback attempt led by Ben McLemore of all people, Sacramento fell off late and lost to the Jazz 112 to 82. Six Jazz players scored in double digits, led by Gordon Hayward’s 20 points. As Dave Joerger indicated after Monday’s win against the Grizzlies, the vets are going to see less and less time. Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo all sat out of tonight’s game and Skal Labissiere led the team in minutes at 32. Sacramento struggled to score...
Golden State Of Mind 11 hours ago
Recap: Warriors defeat Spurs in thriller, 110-98

Recap: Warriors defeat Spurs in thriller, 110-98

The Warriors triumphed in San Antonio despite going down 22 points early in a memorable win The Golden State Warriors defeat the San Antonio Spurs 110-98 in personally the most enjoyable game of the 2016-17 campaign. The Warriors were down 7-29 with three minutes left in the first quarter. They proceeded to overcome a 22 point deficit on the road against their conference rival and competitor for the one-seed. The Warriors outscored the Spurs 93-65 through the last three quarters, and in doing so sent a nationally-televised statement to the rest of the league. Holding the league’s best...
A Royal Pain 11 hours ago

Highs and Lows: Sacramento Kings Get Walloped By Utah Jazz

The Sacramento Kings were outmatched tonight as they lost to the Utah Jazz by a score of 112-82, dropping their record to 29-46 for the season. Listed down below are the highs and lows of tonight’s game pertaining to the Sacramento Kings. HIGHS Ben McLemore: It looked like it was going to be a blowout […] Highs and Lows: Sacramento Kings Get Walloped By Utah Jazz - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sactown Royalty 11 hours ago
Post Game: Jazz 112, Kings 82

Post Game: Jazz 112, Kings 82

The comeback falls short. Way short. Tank is repaired and rolling forward.
Silver Screen and Roll 12 hours ago
Lakers Podcast: What should the Lakers do if they lose their pick?

Lakers Podcast: What should the Lakers do if they lose their pick?

Plus, how long will the team keep tanking? The Los Angeles Lakers currently have the second-worst record in the NBA, but if the team’s first-round draft pick falls outside of the top-three, the team will have to send it to the Philadelphia 76ers. What will the Lakers’ response be should that darkest timeline come to pass, and just how long will the team continue to tank to improve its draft odds? Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin hopped on Facebook Live (this time with microphones for improved audio quality) to discuss those questions at length while answering other queries from...
Golden State Of Mind 13 hours ago
Warriors v Spurs III: Second Half Thread

Warriors v Spurs III: Second Half Thread

3/29/17 Steph Curry has doubled his career FTA in the first half of the game.
Silver Screen and Roll 14 hours ago
Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell is focused on improving defensively

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell is focused on improving defensively

Seems important. The Los Angeles Lakers currently rank as the league’s worst defensive team. D’Angelo Russell obviously isn’t solely to blame for that ineptitude, but he certainly isn’t doing anyone any favors on that side of the court, including himself. According to Serena Winters of Lakers Nation, he wants to change that. For context, the Lakers as a team boast a 111.1 defensive rating. When Russell plays, that jumps to a slightly worse to 112.8, and when he sits, that drops to 109.6. Young players tend to overvalue how much they can help their team offensively, especially in...
SLC Dunk 18 hours ago
Trends indicate Utah Jazz suffer increasingly less attrition on road against Sacramento Kings

Trends indicate Utah Jazz suffer increasingly less attrition on road against Sacramento Kings

Is that seriously the title you’re going with for a post on a Sports Blog? Okay, nerd. Tonight the Utah Jazz (45-29) go out on the road to face the Sacramento Kings (29-45). Utah is fighting for a potential home court advantage in the NBA Playoffs, and according to Tankathon.com, Sacramento would own the #7 pick in the draft, and the #9 pick from the New Orleans Pelicans. Objectively these two teams are going in different directions going into this game. That said, the Kings have won two in a row and the teams they just took out are the playoff bound Los Angeles Clippers and likely...
SLC Dunk 19 hours ago
Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings: Overtone - When was the last time they were even good?

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings: Overtone - When was the last time they were even good?

A look at the past relevancy of the Sacramento Kings. I’ve made it no secret that I’m a casual Sacramento Kings fan. One reason is that I like their fans, because they understand the small-market “nobody cares about us” complex. The Kangz are even easier to like now that DeMarcus Cousins is gone, and such characters as Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willey Cauley-Stein (who did not posterize Rudy Gobert, if anyone was wondering) are the main guys to follow at the moment. In my opinion, being a non-die-hard Kings supporter, the team is more fun to watch now than they were with...
Sactown Royalty 19 hours ago
Kings vs. Jazz Preview: Another ascent up the Stifle Tower

Kings vs. Jazz Preview: Another ascent up the Stifle Tower

Rudy Gobert was the biggest difference maker the last time these two teams matched up. The Kings and Jazz face off in Sacramento again tonight for the second time this month and in all honesty, the Kings should have won. We know because the NBA told us so. But the Kings didn’t win, and Rudy Gobert was definitely the deciding factor. Not only did Gobert have the game-winning tip in at the buzzer, he was a force on both ends of the court. He finished with 16 points, 23 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks. In a game that was decided by a single possession, he was a +11. His mere presence...
Golden State Of Mind 21 hours ago
Having made “very good progress” in rehab, Durant nears return

Having made “very good progress” in rehab, Durant nears return

Kevin Durant could return before the end of the regular season! The Warriors — as promised after four weeks — have just updated Kevin Durant’s injury status. Via Warriors PR: Kevin Durant Injury Update: pic.twitter.com/8VheaQINPo— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 29, 2017 Oh my, those words ring true like sweet gold in my ears. “Kevin has made very good progress As the team stated, Durant will now be cleared for non-contact basketball drills, with the level of his physical involvement ramping up over the next week and half. Depending on how it goes, he could be cleared for...
Silver Screen and Roll 22 hours ago
Lakers News: Lamar Odom is clean

Lakers News: Lamar Odom is clean

This is the best news of the day. Lamar Odom remains one of the most likable Los Angeles Lakers in the franchise’s storied history. The success he enjoyed while while wearing his heart on his sleeve made fans adore him — as they should. That he is clean should bring a smile to everyone’s face. When Odom was found nearly dead in a Las Vegas brothel, you can imagine the outpouring of support regardless of the situation. Yes, there were some people who said he had himself to blame, but those idiots don’t count. They’re idiots. Now, as Odom has made a miraculous recovery, it’s...
A Royal Pain 23 hours ago

Sacramento Kings: Game 75 Preview vs Utah Jazz

The Sacramento Kings host the Utah Jazz on March 29, 2017.  This article provides a preview of that game from a Kings’ perspective. The Sacramento Kings play host a tough Utah Jazz team on Wednesday evening.  This is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams.  Utah has come out victorious in two of […] Sacramento Kings: Game 75 Preview vs Utah Jazz - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Golden State Of Mind 23 hours ago
Preview: Warriors hope to extend lead over the Spurs in push for first seed

Preview: Warriors hope to extend lead over the Spurs in push for first seed

On an eight game winning streak, Golden State can essentially claim home court advantage throughout the playoffs with a win tonight. Will the Warriors avenge their season-opening blowout at the hands of the Spurs? Game Information Golden State Warriors (60-14) at San Antonio Spurs (57-16) How to watch Date: Wednesday March 29, 2017 Time: 6:30pm PST Location: AT&T Center — San Antonio, TX TV: CSN Bay Area; ESPN Radio: 95.7 THE GAME Injury report Last updated 3/28/17 Warriors: Kevin Durant (out); James Michael McAdoo (?) Spurs: no injuries reported One road win could be the key to...
Sactown Royalty Mar 29, 2017
Kings vs. Jazz Fan Predictions

Kings vs. Jazz Fan Predictions

Let us know what you think will happen in tonight’s game! Link to Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for today’s game. The first four questions will be asked every game, while the 5th will change each game. Point value for predictions are listed next to the questions. If you believe that more than one player will lead a category, you can vote for multiple players, and this is worth double points if you are correct, but zero if you are wrong. Alternately, if you only guess one player when multiple players are tied, you get zero points. All submissions must be input...
SLC Dunk Mar 29, 2017
Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings: Game Preview

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings: Game Preview

Jazz try to continue reversing recent losing run. Tonight the Utah Jazz (45-29) will take on a team with the exact opposite record: the Sacramento Kings (29-45). Both teams have won just two games in their last six contests, but the Kings are likely feeling better than the Jazz right now. Aside from lower expectations, they are coming off back-to-back wins over the LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies (by a combined total of two points). While the Jazz have dropped several winnable games and a crucial playoff seeding battle against the Clippers. Since Sacramento was last relevant (when they...

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