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Sactown Royalty 10 hours ago

Ben McLemore ends an up and down season on a high note

Ben McLemore's rookie season has been rocky. He scored a career-high 31 points Wednesday night in the Kings' season finale, which sends him into the offseason with some positive momentum. There is still much work to be done though. Ben McLemore's season ended on a strong note with him scoring a career-high 31 points to go along with five assists and five rebounds Wednesday night, but his season as a whole can only be described one way: "up and down." And that is exactly how head coach Michael Malone put it after the Kings' season finale. Malone followed that up by saying McLemore hit a...
Sactown Royalty 16 hours ago

End of Season Roundtable Discussion

The Sactown Royalty crew takes a look at the season that was. With the season over, I decided to ask my fellow contributors for their favorite plays, moments, and games from this season. From an outsider's perspective, this season doesn't seem like it was anything to be proud of, but it was different for us, free from relocation drama and reveling in the joy of being able to simply enjoy basketball again. *** Best moment of the season (on-court edition) The first game of the season, having Vivek come onto the court and give his "This is your team and I'm here to tell you, they're here...
Sactown Royalty 18 hours ago

Congratulations Milwaukee. Now comes the hard part.

The Bucks have been sold to owners willing to keep the team in Milwaukee, but without a new arena the team's fate shall remain uncertain. Joyous news for fans of the Milwaukee Bucks broke on Wednesday, as it was announced that majority owner Herb Kohl had agreed to a deal to sell the Bucks to a group led by hedge fund billionaires Marc Lasry and Wes Edens for $550 million. Along with the sale announcement came two really big wins for Bucks fans hoping that the team will stay in Milwaukee long term: 1) The deal was brokered with a stipulation that Lasry and Edens keep the team in...
Sactown Royalty Apr 17, 2014

Kings Players Cap Off Season With Pre-Game Boyz II Men Singalong

Boyz II Men they are not. But, you gotta know... I'm not just some guy. That sound is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus! The King's season ended last night and the players were feeling understandably nostalgic. So they did what any group of red-blooded Americans would do... They huddled up and sang Boyz II Men's, "End of the Road"... LOUDLY!!  After several dysfunctional seasons, it's pretty cool to see a close knit locker room.  These guys have been going to war together for months.  It's only natural they would begin to harmonize right? IT'S UNNATURAL, YOU BELONG TO ME, I...
Sactown Royalty Apr 17, 2014
Kings officially in 7th spot prior to Draft Lottery

Kings officially in 7th spot prior to Draft Lottery

The season is over and the pre-lottery draft order has been set. With yesterday's loss to the Phoenix Suns to end the season with a record 28-54, the Kings have officially claimed the 7th worst record in the league, avoiding a tie with the Detroit Pistons.  The 7th spot has a 15% chance of moving up into the Top-3 and a 60% chance of staying at 7. The full lottery standings now that the season is over, along with odds of being in the top-3: 1. Milwaukee Bucks (64.3%) 2. Philadelphia 76ers (55.8%) 3. Orlando Magic (46.9%) T-4. Boston Celtics (33.5%) T-4. Utah Jazz (33.5%) 6. Los Angeles...
Sactown Royalty Apr 17, 2014
Kings fall to Suns 104-99, but progress shines through

Kings fall to Suns 104-99, but progress shines through

Like so many times this season, the Kings managed to fall just short. Nonetheless, it was a fun game to cap off a fun season. The theme of the evening may have been Fan Appreciation, but the underlying theme was progress.  The Sacramento Kings lost to the Phoenix Suns 104-99, but like so many games this season, it was a loss full of promise.  Throughout the night we were reminded of how far we've come in the past year.  How far we've come as fans, how far the Kings have come as a team, and how far Sacramento has come a city.  The loss is a number in the record books, but it doesn't...
Sactown Royalty Apr 16, 2014
Question of the Game: Jerry Reynolds

Question of the Game: Jerry Reynolds

Have a question for Jerry? Leave it in the thread and he may answer it after the Kings' season finale tonight! Today's question of the game is for Jerry Reynolds, Kings TV color analyst. The Question of the Game thread typically allows StR readers to pose a question for a particular player during a home game. We decided to switch it up a little for the finale and let you all leave a question for the man who knows this franchise and its history better than nearly everyone. I will have Jerry answer the question that gets the highest number of recs (and how reasonable it is). The answer will...
Sactown Royalty Apr 16, 2014
Kings vs. Suns Fan Predictions

Kings vs. Suns Fan Predictions

The final one of the year! Link to The Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for tonight'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...
Bright Side Of The Sun Apr 16, 2014
Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings Game Preview: Grand Finale

Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings Game Preview: Grand Finale

Despite barely missing the playoffs, the Suns have had a tremendously successful season overall. With the pressure now off, the Suns will play one last game, and give heavier minutes to the younger players before wrapping it up until later this year. Can they give us one more night of excitement? What: Phoenix Suns At Sacramento Kings Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA When: 7:30 p.m. (PST) Watch: FSAZ (Locally), NBA League Pass Tonight, the Phoenix Suns (47-34) will take on the Sacramento Kings (28-53) in their season finale. Without the playoffs on the line, the Suns will sit...
Sactown Royalty Apr 16, 2014
Kings vs. Suns Preview: The ending of a new beginning

Kings vs. Suns Preview: The ending of a new beginning

The Kings' season ends tonight, but for a nice change of pace, we know there's going to be a next season. And at least 35 more after that. The 2013-14 season is coming to an end for the Sacramento Kings tonight as they take on the Phoenix Suns (7:30 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and KHTK 1140) in the last game of what has been a season of renewal.  The Kings will be without DeMarcus Cousins however, but to make up for his absence on Fan Appreciation night, the Kings are bringing in Mitch Richmond and Oscar Robertson for the festivities! MATCHUP OF THE GAME Isaiah Thomas vs. Goran...
Sactown Royalty Apr 16, 2014

Isaiah Thomas surprises 98-year-old fan with flowers

The Pizza Guy delivered some smiles this afternoon when he surprised his number 1 fan, 98-year-old Feling Mostajo, with a visit and a bouquet of flowers! Now THIS is how you appreciate your fans!  50" TV's and Sony Play Stations are great and all. But memories like this, for both Mrs. Mostajo and her family, are what it's all about. From StR to Isaiah Thomas and the entire Sacramento King's organization... WE SALUTE YOU! Watch this video and try not to have a ridiculous amount of feelings.  Now please excuse me while I go into the other room to get something out of my eyes... You can...
Sactown Royalty Apr 15, 2014
What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes

On paper, this season wasn't anything special, but to Kings fans it was incredible. Tomorrow night will mark the end of the 2013-14 season, a season some will say wasn't anything special, one in which the Kings remained among the bottom-feeders of the NBA with no clear way out. But to Kings fans, this season was incredible, because this season wasn't supposed to happen.  This year at this time, were facing our third straight season finale in which we didn't know if there'd even be a next year.  Last year the threat was so great that our fate was called a "coin toss" by some in the...
Sactown Royalty Apr 14, 2014
The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 43: Vivek Ranadivé

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 43: Vivek Ranadivé

Seriously. The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week's episode was a complete thrill, as I welcomed my guest, Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé.  That's right.  The one and only Vivek was kind enough to come on our show, and was as wonderful as you would expect him to be. Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Sactown Royalty Show on BlogTalkRadio This episode is a little shorter, as we wanted to be considerate of Vivek's time.  But Vivek, as with any interview you've ever seen from him, gives fantastic answers to questions.  We covered a lot of ground in a...
Sactown Royalty Apr 14, 2014
Cousins' season may have ended, but what a season it was

Cousins' season may have ended, but what a season it was

DeMarcus Cousins may not play in the final game of the season, but it was still a season that he can take pride in as a big step forward. Last night might have been DeMarcus Cousins' last game of the season due to him picking up his 16th technical foul.  Cousins had gone more than a month straight without picking up a technical, as getting his 16th would mean he'd get suspended.  There's still a chance that his technical will be rescinded and he'll be available Wednesday to play in the season finale against the Suns, but even if it isn't, it doesn't take away from his excellent...
Sactown Royalty Apr 14, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins picks up his 16th technical foul, faces one-game suspension

DeMarcus Cousins was whistled for his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cousins chose not to discuss what happened in the post game. Instead, he fielded questions about his season and the team's future under head coach Michael Malone. DeMarcus Cousins was called for his 16th technical foul Sunday night in the Kings' 106-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Sean Cunningham of News 10,  Cousins received the technical in the fourth quarter because he threw his hand in the air and yelled "bull****" after a foul was...
Sactown Royalty Apr 13, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins and Kings come alive in the second half to beat the Timberwolves 106 to 103

DeMarcus Cousins and Kings come alive in the second half to beat the Timberwolves 106 to 103

Sacramento welcomed back Isaiah Thomas and came back from down 10 points and overcame a 43 point effort from Kevin Love in part thanks to a huge 35 points, 15 rebound and 6 assist effort from DeMarcus Cousins. Unfortunately, Cousins may have played his last game of the season as he picked up his 16th technical of the season late in the 4th. The Kings will not end the season on a 7 game losing streak, thanks to a huge effort from DeMarcus Cousins and company.  The Kings outscored the Wolves 59 to 51 in the second half to come back from 10 down and win 106 to 103. DeMarcus Cousins was...
Sactown Royalty Apr 13, 2014

Kings vs. Timberwolves Fan Predictions

Link to The Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for tonight'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...
Sactown Royalty Apr 13, 2014
Kings vs. Timberwolves Preview: Can we get one more win?

Kings vs. Timberwolves Preview: Can we get one more win?

The Kings are down to just two games left, and tonight against the shorthanded Timberwolves may just be their best remaining chance to win. The Kings are back home for the final two games of the season, looking to end the season on a positive note and snap a 5 game losing streak tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves (6:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and KHTK 1140).  The Kings will be once again without Isaiah Thomas (who may be cleared to play in the finale on Wednesday) but the Timberwolves are even more shorthanded, with Kevin Love, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic all...
Clips Nation Apr 12, 2014
Clippers slay Kings, 117-101

Clippers slay Kings, 117-101

On a Saturday afternoon affair, the Kings from Sacramento rode south into Los Angeles looking to sully the good name of the Clippers. After the dust had settled, only one stood tall in glorious victory for all the world to see. Roughly 62 hours after losing a tough game at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Clippers welcomed the Sacramento Kings into STAPLES Center for an afternoon game. The Kings themselves were coming in off of the same rest after getting upended in Portland on a last second three by Dorrell Wright. This was game #80 for both sides and with just two games...
Sactown Royalty Apr 12, 2014
Kings' 117-101 loss to Clippers leaves them without a win in the season series

Kings' 117-101 loss to Clippers leaves them without a win in the season series

The Kings were unable to ride the efforts of DeMarcus Cousins, who had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, to a win in Los Angeles. The rest of the Big Three in Ray McCallum and Reggie Evans played inspired basketball. But the Clippers' Big Three didn't seem all that impressed. With Isaiah Thomas missing his 10th game in a row due to injury the Sacramento Kings would need all the help they could get as they took on the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.  And just as he has for every prior plea for help, Reggie Evans came through.  Well, at least in the first half, as the...

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