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Sactown Royalty 4 hours ago

Rudy Gay and Darren Collison will miss second straight game against Houston

The Sacramento Kings today announced that both Rudy Gay (right Achilles tendinitis) and Darren Collison (left quadriceps contusion) will remain inactive for the second straight game as the Kings prepare to face the Houston Rockets tonight.  Meanwhile Ramon Sessions, who was listed as questionable the day before the Pelicans game, was upgraded to probable for tonight's game against Houston. Sacramento received big contributions from several players in Rudy and Collison's absence yesterday against the New Orleans Pelicans.  Omri Casspi got his first start of the season and responded with a...
Sactown Royalty 5 hours ago

FanDuel promo code: Get a 100% sign-up bonus for Wednesday's NBA games

Come test your NBA GM skills against SB Nation's writers and editors and other community members by playing in our exclusive FanDuel tournament this Wednesday! Click here to join Wednesday's tournament. If you are not already a member of FanDuel click here and use promo code SBNKINGS and you'll get a 100% first time matching deposit bonus ($200 max) to exclusive to SB Nation readers. Use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN to brag about lineup. This is the lineup I'm going with tonight: PG: Brandon KnightPG: Jarrett JackSG: Monta EllisSG: Giannis AntetokounmpoSF: Nicolas BatumSF: Andrew WigginsPF:...
Sactown Royalty 6 hours ago

Kings vs. Rockets Preview: Let's get greedy

Sacramento remains undefeated on this four game road trip after a good win in New Orleans yesterday.  Houston is missing several starters due to injury, but they're still one of the better teams in the NBA and they love to shoot from distance.  Tonight's action tips off at 5:00 pm tonight on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. The status on Kings starters Rudy Gay and Darren Collison is unknown, but Sacramento was able to pull out a good win without them yesterday in New Orleans.  Houston on the other hand is suffering even more serious injuries, with...
Sactown Royalty 7 hours ago

Kings vs. Rockets Fan Predictions

Link to the 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 before tip-off. Any submissions after tip-off will not...
The Dream Shake 17 hours ago

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview

The Rockets look to keep their improbable winning streak going when they take on the upstart Sacramento Kings at the Toyota Center tonight. The Sacramento Kings are this year's Suns. At  9-5, the Kings would be the 7-seed in the West if the playoffs ended today and would face the Golden State Warriors in the first round. That would be a really fun matchup. The Kings are one of the teams (the Suns and Pelicans are the others) that is trying to go for wins now and create separation from the Thunder. As it stands, the other 7 teams from last year's Western Conference playoffs look to be locks...
Sactown Royalty 20 hours ago

Kings 99, Pelicans 89: No Gay, No Collison, No Problem

A shorthanded Kings team got major contributions from its unheralded members and exacted vengeance against a team who had just beaten them a week ago. The Sacramento Kings are proving to be a resilient bunch. With two starters nursing injuries and their coach ejected in the second quarter, the team pulled together admirably. In a total team-wide effort where every member of the team seemingly played its part, the Kings handed the New Orleans Pelicans a home loss reminiscent of the blow the Pelicans dealt to the Kings just a week ago by a score of 99-89. The Kings were led by DeMarcus...
Sactown Royalty Nov 25, 2014

Rudy Gay out against Pelicans

Yesterday the Sacramento Kings sent out a press release indicating that Rudy Gay (right Achilles tendinitis), Darren Collison (left quadriceps contusion) and Ramon Sessions (right knee strain) were all listed as questionable for tonight's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.  According to the Kings, questionable indicates a 50% probability of playing. While the Kings have yet to provide an injury update, Comcast's Bill Herenda has learned that Rudy Gay is out for tonight. Learning that Rudy Gay is out for Kings at Pelicans #NBA #SacKings @CSNAuthentic @CSNKings — Bill Herenda...
Sactown Royalty Nov 25, 2014

Kings vs. Pelicans Preview: Looking for revenge in the Crescent City

With tonight's game in New Orleans, the Kings begin a stretch of five games in which their opponents have a combined record of 51-16.  The Pelicans are coming in a little banged up but did just beat the Kings in Sacramento a week ago.  Tonight's action tips off at 5:00 pm tonight on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. The Pelicans are once again going to be without Center Omer Asik, meaning they have very little big man depth to guard DeMarcus Cousins.  Last week, the Pelicans countered this a little bit by playing zone defense, but Cousins was still...
Sactown Royalty Nov 24, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins named Western Conference Player of the Week

The NBA today announced that Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.  Boogie led the Kings to a 2-1 record and produced some eye-popping numbers to boot. From the press release: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 2-1 record, averaging 25.7 points (.577 FG%) , 16.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in 31.7 minutes per game. Cousins recorded a double-double in all three games including a season-high tying 18 rebounds, to go along with 31 points, in...
Sactown Royalty Nov 24, 2014

Kings standing pat in Power Rankings as they prepare for tough final November stretch

The Kings have had a very good November so far but the worst is yet to come.  The combined record of the next 5 teams Sacramento has to face is 49-16, and three of those games are on the road.  If the Kings come out of this week smelling like roses, these rankings will be much more justified. Big brother SBNation.com has us at 11th for the second straight week. The Kings stand pat at 11th in our power rankings, though a rematch between DeMarcus Cousins and Davis Tuesday could change things up. Either way, we're all winners when we get to watch two of the best young big men in the NBA...
Sactown Royalty Nov 23, 2014

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 2014-15 Week 4

Sacramento is back up a few games over .500 after a pretty successful homestand and a good start to their road trip with a win in Minnesota.  The Kings have won 3 of their last 4 but now face four of the West's toughest teams in a row to end the month. The Good: 1. Darren Collison See Player of the Week 2. Respect The Kings are finally getting respect from opponents and it's very refreshing.  After the victory against Chicago, Joakim Noah had some very nice things to say about both the Kings and DeMarcus Cousins: "They're a good team; they play hard at home," Joakim Noah said. "They're...
Canis Hoopus Nov 23, 2014

Wolves fight hard, fall to Kings, 113-101

The Minnesota Timberwolves were defeated by the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. I don't have internet in my apartment right now. So I'm maneuvering. I move at the end of the month and this is just how things worked out. Sorry for being tardy. Here's your recap. -- In the second game played since it was announced Kevin Martin would be sidelined with a fractured wrist for an indefinite period of time, Andrew Wiggins was the only active, opening day starter in the lineup on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. Ricky Rubio wore knit-looking-sweater on the sidelines, Martin sat aside Ryan...
Sactown Royalty Nov 22, 2014

Kings 113, Timberwolves, 101: Kings Tame Wolves

The Sacramento Kings continued their domination of ferocious animals. It wasn't always pretty. It wasn't always fun. But the Kings got the win. The Sacramento Kings have had so many quality wins so far this season. We have beat some of the best teams in the league, and struggled against some of the worst. With almost all of the Minnesota Timberwolves guns on the bench with an array of injuries, this was a trap game. The Kings played like it was, too. In the first half, they seemed to be more content with hitting the big three or trying to get that big play down low that they forgot the...
Canis Hoopus Nov 22, 2014

Timberwolves Lose to Kings 113-101: DeMarcus Cousins Dominates

The Wolves competed against the Kings tonight, but ultimately fell short. The Wolves lost to the Sacramento Kings at Target Center tonight 113-99. It wasn't nearly as bad as last night against the Spurs, as the Wolves competed all night but ultimately were not able to overcome their talent disadvantage against a pretty good Kings team. The Wolves played a zone defense throughout the first half and into the second, a strategy that forced a number of Kings turnovers and missed shots. It eventually stopped working when Ben McLemore got hot from beyond the arc, and they had to abandon...
Sactown Royalty Nov 22, 2014

#RoyalReplay: Ben McLemore Jumps, Turns it over, Steals it back, and Gets an Assist (and Probably Travels)

Weirdest. Play. Ever. Ben McLemore did an amazing... um... something... during the game. McLemore kinda sort of not really travel/turnover/steal https://t.co/jwxL4Y5Nm2 — John (@HeuristicLineup) November 23, 2014 and here it is in .gif form. @kfippin Here's a gfy: http://t.co/NDpneK5OXn — Glenn Valencich (@glennvalencich) November 23, 2014 Thanks to John and Glenn for the video and the gif.
Canis Hoopus Nov 22, 2014

Kings at Timberwolves First Half Game Thread

Wolves host Kings tonight in the 2nd game of a home back to back, still short four starters. Hopefully not a recipe game. Kings at Wolves7:00 pm CSTFS North The Sacramento Kings come to town tonight sporting a 7-5 record on the young season. The Kings, yet another team that once inhabited the lower reaches of the Western Conference along with the Wolves, have the look of a team that is moving up, with recent wins over the Spurs and the Bulls. The Kings are succeeding by dominating the boards at both ends and leading the league in free throw rate. In addition to Cousins and Collison, Rudy...
Canis Hoopus Nov 22, 2014

Kings at Timberwolves Game Preview

The Wolves host the Kings at Target Center tonight. Kings at Wolves7:00 pm CSTFS North The Sacramento Kings come to town tonight sporting a 7-5 record on the young season. The Kings, yet another team that once inhabited the lower reaches of the Western Conference along with the Wolves, have the look of a team that is moving up, with recent wins over the Spurs and the Bulls. They are led by center DeMarcus Cousins, yet another player the Wolves could have drafted. Cousins has been dominating this season, averaging 22 and 12 in 31 minutes a game, getting to the line, and leading the 2nd best...
Sactown Royalty Nov 22, 2014

Selflessness and communication helping Kings to hot start

The Kings' early success may stem from a new vibe and changing culture in the locker room. The small market team with the black and purple trim has been anything but a Cinderella story over the last seven years. No effective systems on offense or defense and a rotating door of coaches and players, combined with relocation threat after relocation threat, left the Kings locker room in shambles and with a record of 182-376 between 2007 and 2013. But this year's Kings team is off to a 7-5 start and national media continues to take notice, mentioning DeMarcus Cousins as a potential MVP...
Sactown Royalty Nov 22, 2014

Kings vs. Timberwolves Preview: Trap game or cake walk?

After wrapping up a 2-1 homestand with a victory over the Chicago Bulls, the Kings are back on the road again for a four game trip starting today in Minnesota.  The Timberwolves are ravaged by injuries and thanks to this summer's Kevin Love trade are more full of potential than actual production.  This is a rare early season game for Sacramento that they should be expected to win, but they can't fall into the trap of playing down to their opponent.  Tonight's action tips off at 5:00 pm tonight on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. As I mentioned above,...
Sactown Royalty Nov 21, 2014

Disagreement Between Comcast SportsNet CA And DISH Could Leave Kings Fans In The Dark

Contractual negotiations between Comcast Sportsnet California and DISH Network could end up depriving fans of the ability to watch the best Kings team in years. News has slowly begun to trickle out regarding contractual disputes between DISH network and several of Comcast SportsNet's regional networks around the country. Sactown Royalty has learned that the carriage agreement between DISH Network and Comcast SportsNet California is also set to expire on December 1st of this year. And, from the looks of things, both sides are nowhere near coming to terms on an agreement. But what does all...

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