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Houston Rockets' Austin Rivers (25) passes over Sacramento Kings' DaQuan Jeffries (19) and Harry Giles III (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112

Aug. 9, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. “He’s been playing well and obviously, tonight was his night,"...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) passes the ball to forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) as Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (22) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Doncic's triple-double sends Mavericks past Kings in OT

Aug. 4, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic punctuated a historic triple-double by making the tiebreaking shot with 1:57 left in overtime Tuesday and leading the Dallas Mavericks past the Sacramento Kings, 114-110. Doncic was sensational, finishing with 34 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 assists. At...

Orlando Magic players surround forward Jonathan Isaac, who receives medical attention after an injuring during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Charles King/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Magic build big lead, stay on roll in 132-116 win over Kings

Aug. 3, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic got a big win and a big loss Sunday. Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and the Magic continued a strong restart with a 132-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings. But the Magic lost Jonathan...

San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) celebrates with forward Keldon Johnson (3) after defeating the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

DeRozan scores 27 points to lead Spurs past Kings, 129-120

Aug. 1, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help the San Antonio Spurs pull away and beat the Sacramento Kings 129-120 on Friday night. “He understands the important parts of the game,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He feels...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble” setup on July 16 to attend to an unspecified family medical matter. A week later, the club had yet to provide an update on his possible return.  (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Williamson returns to bubble, as others dealing with issues

Jul. 24, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson is back in the NBA bubble, after tending to a family situation. He won't be the last to go through the re-initiation process. The New Orleans rookie, the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA draft, returned to Walt Disney World on Friday night and immediately went...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, right, drives to the basket as Philadelphia 76ers forward Glenn Robinson III defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Fox is nursing a sprained ankle and his status for the restart of the NBA basketball season amid the coronavirus pandemic remains up in the air. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Kings enter NBA restart as long shot to end playoff drought

Jul. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings understand they aren’t getting quite as much attention as the other contenders in the NBA bubble for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. With much of the focus on current eighth-place team Memphis, New Orleans and its dynamic rookie Zion Williamson and star Damian Lillard...

A basketball court is shown at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla., Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The NBA's marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)

A whole new look, for a whole new NBA game experience

Jul. 21, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty box. The NBA comes back Wednesday with a very different look. The league’s marketing...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden passes against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Harden practiced with his teammates for the first time this summer, Thursday, July 16, 2020, after arriving later than most of the Rockets for the season restart at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

NBA going with shorter games for Disney exhibition openers

Jul. 18, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes. The change is for several reasons — among them, not wanting...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) looks to pass while defended by Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. Harrison Barnes became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday, July 14, 2020, and saying he has hopes to join his team at the league’s restart later this summer. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman, File)

Kings' Barnes isn't at NBA restart, says he has coronavirus

Jul. 14, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — 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 league’s restart later this summer. Barnes is the only player who has started all...

A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

Jul. 2, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year. Athletic...