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NBA to hold first games in India in 2019

Basketball / NBA Dec 21, 2018

NBA to hold first games in India in 2019

The first NBA games to be played in India will be staged next October in Mumbai with preseason contests between the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings, the league announced Thursday. The 2019 matchups, the first ever by any North American sports league in the nation ...

LeBron sparks Cavs to 13th consecutive win

Basketball / NBA Dec 7, 2017

LeBron sparks Cavs to 13th consecutive win

The play is called "Chicago," named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls. It worked like a charm again in Cleveland. James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cavaliers tied a ...

Basketball / NBA Oct 21, 2017

Jenny Boucek joins Kings coaching staff

The Sacramento Kings named former WNBA player and coach Jenny Boucek as an assistant coach for player development on Friday. Boucek joins the San Antonio Spurs' Becky Hammon as the only women currently working as assistant coaches in the NBA. Boucek was to be on the ...

Pelicans agree to trade with Kings for Cousins

Basketball / NBA Feb 20, 2017

Pelicans agree to trade with Kings for Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in ...

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

Basketball / NBA Jan 26, 2017

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

The criticism quieted. The problems persist. LeBron James and the NBA champions are a mess right now. Arron Afflalo dropped a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left in overtime as the Sacramento Kings rallied for a 116-112 win Wednesday night over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost ...

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Basketball / NBA Oct 28, 2016

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Kawhi Leonard ripped the ball away from Ben McLemore and drove the other way for a three-point play. Then the next time down the court, Leonard grabbed it away from McLemore and scored on the other end. Those two plays turned the momentum San Antonio's ...

Casspi becomes NBA's first star from Israel

Basketball / NBA Feb 18, 2016

Casspi becomes NBA's first star from Israel

When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a bar mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he ...

Celtics continue winning ways against Kings

Basketball / NBA Feb 8, 2016

Celtics continue winning ways against Kings

The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth victory in 10 games. "Whenever you get a ...

Kings halt Clippers' win streak at 10

Basketball / NBA Jan 17, 2016

Kings halt Clippers' win streak at 10

Without DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin inside, the Clippers were forced to shoot jumpers. The Sacramento Kings were on the perimeter contesting shots and disrupting their looks. DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Omri Casspi added 17 points and the Kings stopped Los ...

Kings hammer Suns

Basketball / NBA Jan 3, 2016

Kings hammer Suns

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl shrugged off his milestone 1,155th victory Saturday, preferring to focus on his team's current plight rather than tying Phil Jackson for the fifth-most career victories in NBA history. DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and nine rebounds to help give Karl ...

McCollum takes charge for Blazers

Basketball / NBA Dec 28, 2015

McCollum takes charge for Blazers

Overshadowed for the last two years as he played behind a pair of seasoned guards, C.J. McCollum has blossomed into a rising star for the Portland Trail Blazers. McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Blazers to a 98-94 victory ...