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Ben McLemore has a chance to prove his worth now that playing time should be available. Garrett Temple, Omri Casspi and Rudy Gay are all perimeter players out with injuries, leaving opportunities for McLemore to make an impact.
DeMarcus Cousins has 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as the Kings ended their three-game losing streak by stunning the Golden State Warriors in overtime Saturday night at Golden 1 Center.
All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is playing excellent basketball, but the Kings keep stumbling. His contract situation and the Kings’ talent void are prompting trade speculation. Principal owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Vlade Divac face a gut-wrenching decision.
The Kings’ Omri Casspi suffered a calf injury Jan. 16. He was originally projected to be out one to two weeks, but coach Dave Joerger said Saturday the forward may miss more than a month.
A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at Golden 1 Center:
The Kings will host the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks this week. Sacramento lost to all of these Eastern Conference foes on the road this season.
How do the Kings compare to the rest of the NBA teams statistically? See here in our photo gallery.
NBA players can be hyper-sensitive to criticism from the media, running to their cellphones after games to see who has said what about them. When that criticism comes from a former player, it can be even more problematic.
Golden State (first) and Brooklyn (last) remain in the same spots from last week. Dallas improves nine places to 18th. Where do the Kings rank?