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Ben McLemore is playing the best basketball of his career, averaging 13.3 points since Garrett Temple was lost to a hamstring injury. Matt Barnes has met a variety of needs and Willie Cauley-Stein is making an impact off the bench along with Anthony Tolliver and Ty Lawson, when he’s healthy. And even after Wednesday’s loss to Golden State, the Kings are still 1 1/2 games behind the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. That has them feeling pretty good.
Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson both leave the game with injuries during the Kings’ 109-86 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Klay Thompson has 17 of his game-high 35 points in the third quarter, when the Warriors outscore the Kings 42-15.
The Kings are worth $1.075 billion, according to Forbes, a 16 percent increase over last year and more than twice what a group led by principal owner Vivek Ranadive paid for the team less than four years ago. See how they rank among other NBA teams.
A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.