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Here’s how the newest Kings players fared in the victory over the Heat

Kings take the lead late in fourth to down the Heat 102-96

New Kings Harrison Barnes and Alec Burks contribute in Kings win over the Miami Heat 102-96.
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New Kings Harrison Barnes and Alec Burks contribute in Kings win over the Miami Heat 102-96.

The Kings rallied to defeat the Miami Heat 102-96 on Friday night at Golden 1 Center in the first game for both Harrison Barnes and Alec Burks in a Sacramento uniform. Here’s how the new acquisitions fared.

Harrison Barnes

Points: 12

Shooting: 3 of 9, 2 of 4 3-pointers, 4 of 4 free throws

Rebounds: 7

Assists: 2

“They showed me a lot of love and it was nice, especially with the chaos of the last 24 hours,” the Kings forward said of the fans. “To be able to come out here and get a warm reception like that and get a win with these guys, that was a good feeling.”

Alec Burks

Points: 9

Shooting: 4 of 5, 0 of 1 3-pointers, 1 of 1 free throws

Rebounds: 4

Assists: 1

“Alec got to the basket very well, made some nice savvy plays – just knowing where to be in the right place at the right time,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “It complimented what needed to be done.”

Buddy Hield led the Kings (29-26) with 23 points. Josh Richardson led the Heat (25-28) with 21 points.

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Noel Harris is a sports reporter for The Sacramento Bee, with a focus on the Kings. He’s been in professional journalism for more than 18 years. His roles have included sports editor at The Modesto Bee and news editor at two smaller California newspapers, as well as online producer and copy editor.


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