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.
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. Doncic was listed on the injury report as having a left toe sprain, and coach Jason Kidd wouldn’t elaborate on the injury. Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 36 points to go with seven assists in his first start for Dallas since being acquired from Washington on Feb. 10.news.yahoo.com
DeRozan breaks Wilt's record as Bulls beat Kings 125-118
DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points and broke an NBA record set by Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 125-118 on Wednesday night. DeRozan, who made 16 of 27 field goals, became the first player in NBA history to score 35 or more points and shoot 50% or better in seven consecutive games. Chamberlain did it in six straight twice — during the 1960-61 and 1962-63 seasons.news.yahoo.com
Pistons reportedly acquire Marvin Bagley III from Kings
The Detroit Pistons needed some additional size and they went out and got it. The Pistons acquired Sacramento Kings big man Marvin Bagley III in a four-team trade according to multiple reports. The deal sends both Josh Jackson and Trey Lyles to the Kings, as well as, two second-round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks. This year, he’s spent most of his minutes at the four. The Bucks also dealt Donte DiVencenzo to the Kings.mlive.com
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
Saddiq Bey working out of shooting slump, Pistons struggle to overcome frosty first quarter
For Bey, who scored 28 points, Monday’s performance snapped a five-game offensive slump. Monday’s game was the second-straight game that Bey has made 40 percent or more of his shots from three-point range. But the Kings scored three-straight shots from distance to shut down the Pistons’ efforts. As a team, the Pistons shot 40.6 percent in the field but the Kings shot 53.1 percent overall. The Kings scored 28 points off 18 Pistons’ turnovers.mlive.com
Cade Cunningham posts career-night, Pistons fall to Kings 127-107
By comparison, the Kings scored 31 points in the first quarter, which did not make things easier for the Pistons down the stretch. The Pistons broke out of their slump in the second quarter but with the Kings heating up from three. Coming out the half the Pistons tried to slow the Kings down limiting them to three shots from distance in the third. The Pistons had some solid efforts from Saddiq Bey and Cade Cunningham, who combined for 53 of the team’s points. He is the first Pistons rookie with 25 points and 5 rebounds, assists and three-pointers in a game in team history.mlive.com
Pistons quiet Kings’ fourth-quarter rally
Isaiah Stewart added 16 points and 13 rebounds in place of injured Mason Plumlee for the Pistons. Okafor, who had missed 27 games following left knee surgery, scored 11 points. De’Aaron Fox had 23 points, seven assists and nine rebounds for the Kings. Joseph shot 10 of 14 and scored six of Detroit’s final eight points after the Kings had pulled to 105-94. The Pistons were without starters Plumlee (concussion evaluation) and Jerami Grant (sore right knee) but did get Okafor back.mlive.com
How to watch Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings | Channel, Stream, Time
The Detroit Pistons are back in action and will take on the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. Catch the game on Bally Sports Detroit and stream it on NBA League Pass or AT&T TV. Detroit will have to take on the Kings without Jerami Grant who has been ruled out with right knee soreness. Who: Detroit Pistons (15-36) at Sacramento Kings (22-29)When: Thursday, April 8Time: 10 p.m. ETWhere: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, CATV: Bally Sports DetroitStream: NBA League Pass | AT&T TVmlive.com
NBA Trade Deadline: Live Pistons rumors, trades, news
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 26: Wayne Ellington #8 of the Detroit Pistons looks on against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena on February 26, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)DETROIT – The NBA Trade Deadline is Thursday afternoon and we’re tracking any and all Pistons news. We’re tracking the latest rumors and news with the Pistons and around the NBA below. MORE: NBA Trade Deadline: Could Pistons make more moves? Track Pistons trade rumors and more NBA news below:
NBA Trade Deadline: Pistons trade Delon Wright to Kings for Cory Joseph, picks
Detroit Pistons guard Delon Wright takes a shot as Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Detroit Pistons have reportedly made another move ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Wednesday night that the Pistons are trading guard Delon Wright to Sacramento for guard Cory Joseph and two second-round picks. The Pistons now own three second-round picks in the 2021 draft, including Charlotte’s, Toronto’s and now Sacramento’s. The NBA Trade Deadline is Thursday (March 25) at 3 p.m.MORE: NBA Trade Deadline: Could Pistons make more moves?
The Latest: Astros to allow 50% capacity for games in April
Houston hosts 14 games in April -- Oakland and Detroit visit for three each, the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle play four times. ___The Charlotte Hornets will allow approximately 5,000 fans to attend NBA home games beginning March 26 against Miami, or about 25% percent of the Spectrum Center’s seating capacity. That’s a 10% increase from the 3,000 fans that were allowed to attend home games beginning March 13. ___The Preakness will be run in front of a limited capacity of 10,000 fans at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 15. AdSince the pandemic was declared in March 2020, the Ad Council has mobilized the industry to launch a multi-pronged communications effort to combat COVID-19.
Pistons’ takeaways: Dennis Smith Jr. rising, Jerami Grant finds groove in return
The Pistons allowed the Kings to get out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter before snapping back into focus. Smith scored a season-high 17 points and doled out six assists for his best game this season. He scored 69.6 percent of the Pistons points in the quarter and created plenty of shot opportunities for his teammates. It is just the second time this season Grant has been awarded more than 10 trips to the stripe. More: Dennis Smith Jr. scores season high in Pistons lossmlive.com
Pistons fall to Kings despite season-high production from Dennis Smith Jr.
Detroit (9-24) had strong performances from Jerami Grant and Dennis Smith Jr. in the third quarter to help the team erase Sacramento’s five-point lead. The two combined for 21 points in the third to help the Pistons take control of the game by the end of the quarter. Detroit lost its footing, though, in the fourth as the Kings went on an 11-3 run to re-establish their rhythm. He scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds to mark the seventh time this season he has scored 30 or more points. The Pistons had looked to take advantage of the Kings (13-20), who entered the night on a nine-game losing streak.mlive.com
The Latest: Big 12 postpones No. 2 Baylor's next 2 games
The Big 12 announced late Thursday that Saturday’s home game against TCU and next Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma have been postponed in accordance with the league’s interruption guidelines. With the latest changes, Baylor’s next scheduled game is at home Feb. 13 against No. AdThe NHL is releasing the names of players who are “unavailable” to the club for practice, travel or games due to virus protocols. ___West Virginia is boosting home attendance to 2,800, or 20% of capacity, for the men’s basketball game Feb. 13 between the 17th-ranked Mountaineers and No. ___Thursday’s women’s basketball game between No.
Wolverines in the NBA: More scoring than winning in early season
Here’s a look at each of them, with statistics and records updated through Thursday’s games. He’s shooting 45 percent from 3 and averaging 6.6 points per game in 17.5 minutes off the bench. In a Jan. 9 win over Orlando, he and Burke combined for 65 points, shooting a combined 15-of-21 from 3. For the season, the sophomore is shooting 40 percent from field and 31 percent from 3, both improvements from last season. He’s averaging 9.7 minutes per game for Golden State, which entered Thursday’s game at 10-8.mlive.com
76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble NBA
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols. The 76ers played in Memphis on Saturday night, losing 106-104 in a game where Valanciunas played 20 minutes. He was pulled at halftime of Memphis’ game against Brooklyn on Jan. 8 because of some sort of virus-related issue, but was back on the court for the Grizzlies’ next game Jan. 11 against Cleveland. Minnesota, which had a game Friday called off after Karl-Anthony Towns revealed he tested positive, is scheduled to play Monday in Atlanta. Cleveland’s game in Washington on Sunday also was called off, as was the planned rematch between the clubs on Monday.
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.
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.
NBA: Day 1 recap of pre-season scrimmages in Orlando
Los Angeles Clippers 99, Orlando Magic 90The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Orlando Magic, with Lou Williams leading the way with 22 points, while Paul George had 18 points for the winning squad. Vucevic led the way for the Magic with 18 points and 10 rebounds. High flyer Aaron Gordon had 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block. Nikola Jokic added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Troy Brown added 12 points and six rebounds, while former Piston, Ish Smith had 10 points and two rebounds.
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.
Nikola Jokic, Buddy Hield among NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19
ORLANDO, Fla. As a part of the NBAs plan to get the season started this summer at Walt Disney World In Orlando, Fla., players are required to complete coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before they are allowed to participate in training camp. As testing rolls out, positives are beginning to show up with some big name players in the mix. The list includes:As cases grow in the state of Florida and positive tests continues to show up within the NBA, fans are wondering if it is worth the trouble with cancel the season trending on Twitter. The NBA season is set to fully resume on July 31.
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.