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Pelicans-Kings game postponed out of caution for coronavirus

Mar. 11, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last scheduled NBA game before the league planned to suspend the season because a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the new coronavirus was postponed at the last minute because one of the officials worked a game with the infected player. Officials announced that the game...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives past Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Bogdanovic scores 27, Kings beat Blazers 123-111

Mar. 8, 2020 1:33 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points and eight assists, Buddy Hield scored 22 off the bench and the Sacramento Kings beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-111 on Saturday night. With both teams chasing Memphis for the final Western Conference playoff spot, the Kings won for the fourth time...

Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford, left, fouls Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, right, as he goes to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Harris scores 28 as Sixers beat Kings to end long road skid

Mar. 6, 2020 1:56 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tobias Harris had 28 point and 14 rebounds and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers beat the Sacramento Kings 125-108 on Thursday night for their first road win in more than a month. Shake Milton scored 20 points and Al Horford had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the...

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic flashes three fingers after scoring a 3-point basket during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Fox scores 31 as Kings hold off Beal, Wizards 133-126

Mar. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 31 points and the Sacramento Kings held on after blowing a 28-point lead to beat the Washington Wizards 133-126 on Tuesday night. Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 21 points, Buddy Hield scored 17 and Cory Joseph added 14 as the Kings had seven players in...

Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose, right, questions referee Curtis Blair, left, about a foul call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Kings rally from quick 17-point hole, beat Pistons 106-100

Mar. 1, 2020 10:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento's second unit got the Kings going after a sluggish start put them down by 17 points right out of the gate. De'Aaron Fox, still bothered by a lingering abdominal injury, provided an equally big lift down the stretch. Fox scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter...

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) drives to the basket while defended by Memphis Grizzlies guards De'Anthony Melton (0) and Dillon Brooks (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

De'Aaron Fox scores 25 points, Kings beat Grizzlies 104-101

Feb. 29, 2020 12:11 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox didn’t decide until shortly before game time that he would play against the Memphis Grizzlies. His appearance moved the Sacramento Kings closer to the playoffs. Fox, who sat out Thursday’s loss at Oklahoma City with lower right abdominal tightness,...

Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield, left, speaks with coach Luke Walton during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Kings send Warriors to 7th straight home loss, 112-94

Feb. 26, 2020 1:57 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings came out of the All-Star break knowing they had little margin for error if they wanted to make a playoff push. Three straight wins to begin the stretch run has them creeping back into contention. Harrison Barnes and De'Aaron Fox each scored 21 points and the Kings...

Sacramento Kings' Kent Bazemore (26) reacts after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sacramento Kings beat Clippers at Staples again, 112-103

Feb. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sacramento Kings realize they might have started playing their best basketball of the season too late to contend for a playoff spot. Beating the powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers on the road twice in less than a month still feels awfully good, even if the Clips are far from the best...

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes dunks as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson, right, watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Barnes makes 7 3-pointers in Kings' win over Grizzlies

Feb. 21, 2020 1:57 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five days after winning the 3-point competition during All-Star weekend, Buddy Hield’s free throw shooting made the difference for Sacramento and has the Kings pondering a potential late run at the postseason. That might be a lofty aspiration for a team still 11 games under...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) attempts a shot as Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph (9) and forward Harrison Barnes (40) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic shines in return from injury, Mavs beat Kings 130-111

Feb. 13, 2020 12:24 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Before heading to the All-Star game to play with his basketball idol, Luka Doncic returned from injury to test a pairing that's a lot more important to the Dallas Mavericks sensation. The 20-year-old Slovenian and fellow Euro star Kristaps Porzingis will want to keep this up after the break....