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After having to hear trade speculation all offseason and being relegated to a bench role, Ben McLemore is getting the chance to play ball. He made his second straight start of the season Friday when the Kings hosted the New York Knicks at Golden 1 Center. He had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting (2 of 2 from 3-point range) in 22 minutes in Sacramento’s 103-100 loss. He’s developed a motto that speaks to his character.
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Even though the Kings held the Knicks without a field goal for the final 2:49, they were stopped by their own offensive woes, missing six of their final seven shots. “Nobody’s trying to miss,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.
Maybe the Kings’ star big man and their top reserve should have checked out the Yelp reviews before making the move over to a club on 10th Avenue after their loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Kings forward Matt Barnes is close to being charged with misdemeanor assault and having a warrant issued for his arrest, the New York Daily News reported on its website Friday afternoon.
The decision to sit Matt Barnes on Friday night, Kings coach Dave Joerger says, was unrelated to possible charges against him for his role in an altercation at a New York nightclub early Monday morning.
Projected starters, broadcast information and keys to Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz.