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Kings Daily: Future hangs in balance

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) controls the ball ahead of Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41), and forward Matt Barnes, second from left, as Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, top, and Kings coach David Joerger watch during the first half Friday in Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) controls the ball ahead of Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41), and forward Matt Barnes, second from left, as Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, top, and Kings coach David Joerger watch during the first half Friday in Memphis, Tenn. AP

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Kings start critical trip with loss in Memphis

Fact: The Kings reached the season’s midpoint a game out of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Encouraging, right? But a lot hinges on this eight-game trip after Rudy Gay’s season-ending injury. Friday night’s 107-91 loss to the Grizzlies doesn’t bode well. If the trend continues, the team could start looking to the future sooner rather than later.

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