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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

No Isaiah Thomas again for Kings

04/02/2014 7:11 PM

07/01/2014 9:51 PM

The Kings will be without Isaiah Thomas for the fifth consecutive game with right quad contusion.

Kings coach Michael Malone said Thomas had an MRI that confirmed what Malone referred to as a “very” deep thigh bruise.

Ray McCallum will start his fifth game of the season. McCallum is averaging 15.3 points and seven assists as a starter.

Aaron Gray (stomach illness) is also out for the second straight game for the Kings.

• The Lakers are without centers Pau Gasol (vertigo) and Chris Kaman (calf). This could be a very big night for Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins.
• Prediction time: The Kings are 0-3 against the Lakers this season. If the Kings don’t give up too many three pointers, this game is very winnable.

Kings 115, Lakers 98

My record: 46-27 (minus the pregame session missed due to travel issues).

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Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at jejones@sacbee.com. Twitter: @mr_jasonjones

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