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The Kings have been giving young guys most of the playing time recently. For one night, perhaps for the last time this season, the Kings lean on their veterans and pull out a 91-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday at Golden 1 Center. Darren Collison scores a game-high 23 points, including two free throws with 5.7 seconds to play.
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Kings rookie guard Buddy Hield has encountered some of the better defenders in the NBA in recent games, including Memphis’ Tony Allen on Monday at Golden 1 Center.
The Kings refute reports they will look to hire former Philadelphia 76ers executive Sam Hinkie as a boss to General Manager Vlade Divac, who remains a popular figure from his playing days in Sacramento and was hired in March 2015 to oversee basketball operations.
The Kings take a small drop in the rankings average, falling 0.2 spots over six sites sampled for the polls.
Six-year-old Isaiah Simpson’s dreams were crushed when he and his mother were turned away at a Golden State Warriors game in his hometown of Atlanta in February due to fraudulent tickets. The Warriors made up for that and then some this weekend.