The Kings are playing .750 basketball in 2016, but coach George Karl is wondering what it’s going to take to get his backcourt to play better defense. The latest example is the 27-point lead the Kings squandered before pulling out a 118-115 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Backup guard Seth Curry is becoming a fan favorite because of his shooting. However, coach George Karl likes Curry’s defense, which could be a path to more playing time. The Kings likely will need all the defense they can muster Saturday night against Curry’s brother, Stephen, the league’s reigning MVP of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
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The Giants hold a news conference to introduce new acquisition Denard Span, who tells the crowded room, “This is like a dream come true, guys.” Span is expected to be the team’s Opening Day center fielder and leadoff hitter after signing a three-year deal for $31 million, with a mutual option for a fourth year.
Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack is among the best in the NFL – at two positions. He became the first player to be named first-team Associated Press All-Pro at multiple spots – defensive end and outside linebacker.
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