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Ben McLemore is playing the best basketball of his career, averaging 13.3 points since Garrett Temple was lost to a hamstring injury. Matt Barnes has met a variety of needs and Willie Cauley-Stein is making an impact off the bench along with Anthony Tolliver and Ty Lawson, when he’s healthy. And even after Wednesday’s loss to Golden State, the Kings are still 1 1/2 games behind the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. That has them feeling pretty good.
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Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson both leave the game with injuries during the Kings’ 109-86 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Klay Thompson has 17 of his game-high 35 points in the third quarter, when the Warriors outscore the Kings 42-15.
The Kings are worth $1.075 billion, according to Forbes, a 16 percent increase over last year and more than twice what a group led by principal owner Vivek Ranadive paid for the team less than four years ago. See how they rank among other NBA teams.
A by-the-numbers look at the Kings’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.