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The Kings fight back from 21 points down only to lose to the New York Knicks 106-98 at Madison Square Garden. The Kings lose their third game in a row and are 1-3 on their trip that ends Wednesday in Dallas.
Kings guard Arron Afflalo says it was “great” to play for the New York Knicks last season even though the team struggled. Sunday’s game against the Knicks was Afflalo’s first time playing at Madison Square Garden since signing with the Kings in the offseason.
A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ loss to the host New York Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. DeMarcus Cousins puts up impressive numbers.
Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger has seen his starters struggle through opening quarters of several games, but on Sunday night against the Knicks in New York, it was the bench that had struggles throughout the game. “Guys competed, they held each other up and kept battling, they just ran out of legs in the end,” Joerger says.
Wesley Matthews scores 20 of his 26 points in the second half of the Dallas Mavericks’ 107-82 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Matthews has shined for Dallas in place of perennial All-Star Dirk Nowitzki, who has been limited to five games by a strained right Achilles tendon.