Caron Butler’s family travels from Racine, Wis., to see him play against the Chicago Bulls, and Kings coach George Karl, perhaps for sentimental reasons, puts the veteran into the rotation. Butler, who has been a spectator for much of the season, scores 10 points in 20 minutes. Both are season highs.
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The Golden State Warriors shake off Saturday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs and fight past a gritty Minnesota Timberwolves team to improve to 63-7. Draymond Green leads the way as Stephen Curry continues to struggle from three-point range.
The 49ers will hold a private workout for Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook next month. Cook, generally considered the fourth-best quarterback in next month’s draft, could be available late in the first round or early in the second.
The girls basketball teams from Elk Grove and St. Francis will represent the area as they play for state championships at Sleep Train Arena. St. Francis will play Brea Olinda in Division I on Thursday, and Elk Grove will meet Cajon of San Bernardino in Division II on Saturday.
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