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Sacramento Bee

Leading Off: Kings fans rule here, but look who’s second

It’s no surprise the Kings are the most popular NBA team in the Sacramento region. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant is greeted by young fans wearing his jersey as he comes onto the floor before the NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Bryant is expected to make his long-awaited return from a torn left Achilles tendon injury from April 12th.

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Bulls' summer squad lost without McDermott

The Bulls' run of summer-league success ended with a thud Saturday. They lost to Sacramento 80-61 while rookie Doug McDermott sat out with a foot injury. Whether this injury is significant or an excuse to end McDermott's summer workload isn't clear right now. The rookie from Creighton played in four summer games, averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists, while shooting .442 from the field. Tony Snell finished a strong summer league by scoring 20 points against the Kings. He averaged 20 points over five games, shooting .466. Second-round draft pick Cameron Bairstow showed some promise,...