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Garrett Temple is familiar with hamstring pain. He doesn’t believe the left hamstring injury he suffered Tuesday night was as serious as a previous one. But it’s cause for concern. The Kings’ 105-83 loss to the Houston Rockets is their second straight, ending their longest trip this season 3-5. Losing Temple, who became a starter after Rudy Gay suffered a season-ending ruptured left Achilles’ tendon, for an extended period would be tough.
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According to an article posted on ESPN.com’s NBA Rumor Central on Tuesday night, the Kings and Phoenix Suns have discussed a possible deal involving DeMarcus Cousins, renewing talk that the Kings’ three-time All-Star big man could be dealt.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored in double figures in three of the first seven games of the Kings’ eight-game trip, establishing a season high each time, and capped his surge with 17 points in Monday’s loss at Philadelphia.
Mike Conley scores a career-high 38 points and the Memphis Grizzlies, who visit Golden 1 Center on Friday, just missed a franchise record with 16 3-pointers in a 115-96 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Monday. “Our system this year, we’re more or less trying to make that transition to the new-age kind of basketball where we spread it all over the court a little bit, get in pick-and-rolls,” Conley said.
A statistical look at the Kings’ 105-83 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at the Toyota Center in Houston.