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Sacramento Bee

Kings win, likely will play finale without Cousins after center collects his 16th technical foul

The Kings had collectively patted center DeMarcus Cousins on the back for going 22 games without a technical foul. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) pulls down the head band on Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas (22) in a game at Sleep Train Arena Sunday April 13, 2014 in Sacramento. Kings guard Isaiah Thomas, left, returning after a 10-game absence because of an injury, applies defense to Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea. Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman waits for the strait of the game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena Sunday April...

Chicago Sun-Times

Bulls’ Joakim Noah makes All-Scowley team

It’s that time of year. The Scowley Awards for the 2013-14 NBA season: ◆ All-Scowley team (formerly known as the All-Man team): Guard: John Wall, Wizards — Swag? Check. Game to back it up? Check. Guard: Lance Stephenson, Pacers — Four triple-doubles and 14 technical fouls Big: DeMarcus Cousins, Kings — When your nickname is “Boogie,’’ ’nuff said. Big: Blake Griffin, Clippers — Look who had surgery to have a spine put in before the season started....

Sacramento Bee

Kings notes: Three starters missing because of injuries

If there is a King who wants playing time, there should be plenty available tonight in Portland.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Improved Meeks making his team proud

SACRAMENTO -- Not that any awards should be handed out to anyone on a Los Angeles Lakers team that fell to a dreadful 25-50 with a 107-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday -- no need to pile on to the participation trophies trying to strip the competitiveness out of youth sports these days -- but specialized titles can still apply. Biggest disappointment? That's easily Kobe Bryant, as Father Time won this round with him, limiting the 35-year-old to only six games when a fractured knee was the latest injury to strike his left leg after his torn Achilles.

Sacramento Bee

Pregame notes: Thomas will sit out fourth straight game with thigh injury

The Kings will start Ray McCallum at point guard for the fourth consecutive game against the New Orleans Pelicans as Isaiah Thomas recovers from a right quad contusion. Isaiah Thomas will miss his fourth consecutive game with a right quad contusion. Ray McCallum will start for Thomas.

Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas

In ugly win, Mavs' DNA almost leads to disaster

DALLAS – The Western Conference standings do not feature a category for style points. That qualifies as good news for the Dallas Mavericks after they got away with a bad performance against a worse team in Saturday night’s 103-100 win over the injury-depleted, vacation-planning Sacramento Kings. “At this point, I’ll take a win over anybody,” Dirk Nowitzki said after leading the Mavs with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Sacramento Bee

Pregame notes: Isaiah Thomas out against the Knicks with quad injury

Isaiah Thomas will miss his first game of the season tonight with a right quad contusion when the Kings host the New York Knicks. Kings starting point guard Isaiah Thomas is out tonight because of a right quad contusion. Ray McCallum will start in place of Thomas.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Rapid Reaction: Bucks 108, Lakers 105

MILWAUKEE -- The city of Milwaukee has not been too good to Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni over the years. His history with the place dates to November 1973 -- his rookie season with the Kansas City-Omaha Kings -- when he broke his hand in his first start of his career. "Had to go to the hospital in my warm-ups, it wasn't good," D'Antoni said before the Lakers played the Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday. "Oscar Robertson broke it, so that's how it goes.

Bucks Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Delfino to return for right foot rehab; Wolters out rest of way

Sacramento - There was news on the injury front Saturday as the Bucks made their way north for Sunday's matinee (5 p.m. Milwaukee time) against the Sacramento Kings.