DeMarcus Cousins has 24 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Rajon Rondo gets his fifth triple double of the season, and the Kings extend their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 91-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night at Sleep Train Arena.
The first thing you notice about Rajon Rondo is his mitts. They’re enormous – 9 1/2 inches long, 10 inches wide. The sort of paws you’d normally see on a 7-footer, or a bear. He’s on pace to be the first King to lead the NBA in assists since Nate “Tiny” Archibald in 1973, and the Kings are on pace to make their first playoff appearance in 10 years.
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Darius Graham and Josh Fox combine to score 41 points, and UC Davis holds off UC Riverside 58-55 in a Big West Conference men’s game.
Coach Chip Kelly, general manager Trent Baalke and senior personnel executive Tom Gamble, integral in Kelly’s hiring, have all the makings of a “football guy” love triangle in San Francisco. But will the history between Kelly and Gamble put Baalke on the outs of this pigskin romance? “You’re allowed to have more than one friend,” Kelly says.
Per multiple reports, Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel was offered but turned down the job of running Kelly’s defense.
Oakland wide receiver Amari Cooper becomes the sixth Raiders rookie to make the Pro Bowl after he is added as an injury replacement for New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall.
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