Mavericks overcome 19-point deficit to beat Kings 114-113
Dorian Finney-Smith hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3.3 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without All-Star guard Luka Doncic, overcame a 19-point deficit for the second time this week to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-113 on Saturday.
Bey, Joseph, Olynyk power Pistons to 133-131 win over Kings
Olynyk’s 22 points and nine rebounds helped the Pistons to come back from a rocky second quarter, where the Sacramento Kings scored 45 points. Bey completed the three-point play before Cory Joseph sealed Detroit’s 133-131 win with a pullup jumper with 26.5 seconds in the game. Bey ended the night with 30 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The Kings shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from three. Fox made 10 of his 20 shot attempts in the field and scored seven of his eight attempts at the line.mlive.com
Curry scores 30 after career night, Warriors beat Kings
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, shoots against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Curry followed up his career-high 62 points a night earlier with another 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the suddenly clicking Golden State Warriors past the Sacramento Kings 137-106 on Monday. The Kings, coached by former Warriors top assistant and Kerr close friend Luke Walton, dropped their third straight. Warriors: Golden State activated rookie Nico Mannion for his first career game, but fellow two-way player Juan Toscano-Anderson wasn't available. Warriors: Host the Clippers on Wednesday night in the first of two straight home games over three days vs. Los Angeles.
Harden scratched late from Rockets' game with ankle sprain
Sacramento Kings Harrison Barnes gets a hand on Houston Rockets guard James Harden during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday Dec. 31, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)HOUSTON – Houston star James Harden was scratched from the Rockets' game Saturday game against the Sacramento Kings less than an hour before tipoff because of a sprained right ankle. Harden was not listed on the injury report and coach Stephen Silas did not mention his injury in his pregame availability. The team announced that he wouldn't play about 38 minutes before the game was scheduled to begin. He has started each of Houston's games this season and is averaging a league-leading 37 points with 11 assists a game.
Finals notebook: Around the world, fans are watching
They’re huge LeBron James fans there as well, as evidenced by where the clicks are coming from. When James turned 35 this past December, the NBA did a video of the top 35 plays of his career. That’s the first time since 2014 that there were no sweeps in the conference semifinals, conference finals or NBA Finals. JAMES’ NUMBERSLeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers entered Game 5 of the NBA Finals just 25 points away from matching Karl Malone for No. GAME 5 REFSMarc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald and Eric Lewis got the officiating assignment for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Sacramento Kings' Harrison Barnes talks coronavirus, social justice and his new role at First National Bank
Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on August 6, 2020 at The HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Joe Murphy | National Basketball Association | Getty ImagesWith his season over and some time to reflect before starting a new campaign, National Basketball Association forward Harrison Barnes plans to enhance his banking knowledge. Barnes, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, became a shareholder and was named to the board of directors of Iowa-based First National Bank in August. "Me and my family have been banking there for two decades," Barnes said, who grew up in Ames, Iowa. "From a larger perspective, we just can't stop," Barnes said.cnbc.com
Into the unknown: NBA teams face concerns outside of bubble
The other six clubs exit World Disney World the same way as tourists who normally pack the place. Now its back to the real world, and the real world in 2020 is an unsettling place. Uncertainty awaits at the end of every season for teams that miss the playoffs. The coronavirus pandemic forces teams to wonder whether they will be safe, and when or where they might be back together again. NBA teams have been shielded for a little while, but the Pelicans, Kings and Wizards, and soon more teams, have lost that now.
Family issues outside bubble calling some NBA players home
The key is can we finish, said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers father. Whether it be a family problem, a kid problem, a wife problem, anything, there are issues that come in these guys life. Doc Rivers said in a weird way, there can be a positive to seeing players dealing with various issues. I think in a good way in this, the public actually sees that the NBA players actually are human and they do have regular life issues going on, the Clippers coach said. The problem is usually with the life issues you can come back to the team and play the next day.
NBA: Clippers, Nuggets, Pelicans and Heat headline pre-season scrimmages
The NBA is set to begin pre-season scrimmages in the bubble at Disney World in Orlando. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic -- 3 p.m. ESTThe Los Angeles Clippers bring back superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George while the Orlando Magic bring back high flyer Aaron Gordon. Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat -- 8 p.m. ESTThe Sacramento Kings have to rally back after losing star forward Marvin Bagley III to a foot injury for the season. With Jimmy Butler and rookie Tyler Herro, the Heat bring some fire players. The NBA will be using 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes for the scrimmages.
LeBron James speaks out: 'Nothing is normal in 2020'
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. LeBron James keeps hearing the same questions. The NBA is a few weeks from playoff mode, and James -- just like normal has himself and the Los Angeles Lakers squarely in the mix to compete for championship. Kobe Bryant, who was the third-leading scorer in NBA history until James passed him on Jan. 25, died in a helicopter crash the following day. They are a part of this family.Lakers coach Frank Vogel has seen playoff-season James three times before never liking how those experiences went. This time, Vogel is genuinely and understandably eager to see James at playoff time.
Kings' Barnes isn't at NBA restart, says he has coronavirus
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the leagues restart later this summer. Barnes is the only player who has started all 64 of the Kings games this season. Prior to the team leaving last week, I tested positive for Covid-19, Barnes wrote on social media. The league said Monday that 19 players tested positive during in-market testing after July 1, those tests being done before teams began arriving at Disney on July 7. Houstons Russell Westbrook said Monday that he has tested positive and has yet to join the Rockets at Disney.
Kings knock off Jazz 102-101 to end 5-game winless streak
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, left, goes to the basket next to Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Harrison Barnes scored on an offensive rebound with 2.9 seconds remaining after Nemanja Bjelica's missed 3-pointer, and the Kings won their first game of the season, beating the Utah Jazz 102-101 on Friday night. "It was probably the first time all season we put together a full game," Barnes said. Fox scored 25 points, Hield had 18 and Bogdanovic added 14 to help the Kings (1-5). TIP-INSJazz: Ed Davis scored eight points in 21 minutes before leaving the game with a left lower leg contusion.
NBA and NFL Players Offer to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson's Funeral
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson and Sacramento Kings small forward Harrison Barnes have volunteered to pay for Jeffersons funeral. When officers from the Fort Worth Police Department responded, they performed a perimeter check. Jeffersons funeral was supposed to take place on Saturday afternoon at The Potters House in Dallas. As a reflection of our core values, The Potters House will continue to stand ready to serve the community when called upon, The Potters House said in part in a statement. A gofundme for Jefferson's family to help with funeral costs has raised nearly $250,000.
Atatiana Jefferson's father gets restraining order
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - The burial of Atatiana Jefferson, who was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer, has been delayed after her father was granted a temporary restraining order, according to court records. Shot while playing video games with her nephewFormer Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean resigned from the force and has been charged with Jefferson's murder. Jim Lane, a Fort Worth attorney who is representing Dean, declined to comment on the case. Remembering a woman who loved her familyJefferson had recently moved back home to Fort Worth to take care of her ailing mother. Lord have mercy, it could brighten up any room," her father told reporters Friday night.
Professional athletes to cover funeral costs for Atatiana Jefferson
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany, are paying most costs for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson has committed to paying for the rest, the Jefferson family's attorney told the Dallas Morning News. Jefferson had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was shot, according to an attorney for the family. CNN has reached out to S. Lee Merritt, the attorney for the Jefferson family, and representatives for Barnes and Jackson for comment. "It's about the family," Barnes said.
Harrison Barnes and Malik Jackson to pay for funeral of Atatiana Jefferson
NBA forward Harrison Barnes and NFL defensive tackle Malik Jackson will pay for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, her family attorney told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Barnes, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, is paying for more than half of the service. "It was a gesture my wife and I wanted to do for them," Barnes told reporters Thursday. Harrison Barnes, left, and Malik Jackson GettyFuneral services for Jefferson will take place at The Potter's House of Dallas at 2 p.m. Saturday. CBS News spoke to a former Fort Worth officer who echoed that sentiment.cbsnews.com
Team USA loses again at FIBA World Cup
With the loss, Team USA can finish no better than seventh -- making it the worst finish for the country in international tournament history. The previous worst was finishing sixth in the 2002 FIBA World Championship. It also assured the US men won't medal at a major international competition for this first time since the 2002 FIBA World Championship. But the Americans did that without many of the biggest NBA stars, as several of the top players in the league opted out of playing for the FIBA World Cup this summer. Team USA's final game in this year's World Cup will take place Saturday against either Poland or the Czech Republic in Beijing.