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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) and forward Marvin Bagley III (35) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Doncic gets another triple-double as Mavs edge Kings 127-123

Jan. 16, 2020 1:54 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a night when Luka Doncic set a career high for assists, one of his early passes wound up in the stands. All he could do was watch it and chuckle as he ran back down the court. “It was a bad pass,” Doncic said of his cross-court throw. “I was laughing. He...

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) defends Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Gordon's late magic lifts Orlando past Sacramento, 114-112

Jan. 14, 2020 1:28 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Orlando Magic made a pair of costly defensive mistakes in the final 80 seconds. Evan Fournier's quick change of mind and a big shot by Aaron Gordon more than made up for it. Gordon made a three-point play with 1.1 seconds remaining, and the Magic beat the Sacramento Kings...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) keeps the ball out of the reach of Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bucks cruise past Kings on slow night for Antetokounmpo

Jan. 11, 2020 2:00 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With Giannis Antetokounmpo’s sore back acting up again, the Milwaukee Bucks got plenty of help picking up the scoring slack. That’s nothing new. The NBA’s best team is 9-2 when someone other than Antetokounmpo leads them in scoring, and the Bucks did it again...

Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica (88) reacts after scoring a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Phoenix. The Kings won 114-103. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Kings rally from 21 points down, beat Suns 114-103

Jan. 8, 2020 12:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Sacramento Kings pulled off quite the stunner when they recovered from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 114-103 on Tuesday night. The players on the floor who made it happen were even more surprising. An unlikely lineup that included the disgruntled...

Golden State Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein, front left, looks to pass against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Fox, Hield score 21 apiece as Kings beat Warriors 111-98

Jan. 7, 2020 1:39 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With two dunks already under his belt, including an impressive one-hander from the right side of the lane, Sacramento’s Trevor Ariza thought he had a chance at a third after getting a steal near midcourt. His 34-year-old legs said otherwise, and Ariza settled for a layup...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) dunks against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Fox helps Kings rally from 20 down to beat Grizzlies 128-123

Jan. 3, 2020 2:03 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox finally got the Kings running at the quick pace he grew accustomed to last season, and his season-high five steals helped send them on their way. Fox scored 10 of his 27 points in the final five minutes and the Kings overcame a 20-point deficit in the first...

El escolta de los Kings de Sacramento Bogdan Bogdanovic bloquea el tiro del alero de los Clippers de Los √Āngeles Paul George en la primera mitad del juego del martes 31 de diciembre de 2019, en Sacramento. (AP Foto/Rich Pedroncelli)

George just misses triple-double, Clippers beat Kings 105-87

Dec. 31, 2019 8:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard had far more success passing the ball in the first half than they did shooting it – and the Clippers still put up nearly 60 points. That, as Leonard pointed out afterward, bodes well for a franchise in serious pursuit of its first NBA...

Sacramento Kings forward Richaun Holmes (22) defends Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton's, right, shot from the perimeter in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in Denver. Denver won 120-115. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Barton, Porter each score 19 as Nuggets beat Kings 120-115

Dec. 30, 2019 12:42 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. found out just before the opening tip he was getting his first career start. The rookie wasted little time making an impact. Porter scored a career-high 19 points while filling in for injured Gary Harris to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the skidding Sacramento Kings...

Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric, center, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Hector Amezcua)

Booker scores 32 to help Suns hold off Kings and end skid

Dec. 29, 2019 12:45 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Monty Williams felt it was appropriate that Phoenix's first win in nearly three weeks came down to a last-second miss by Sacramento. After coming close to ending their skid three times earlier, the Suns naturally needed to sweat this one out, too. Devin Booker had 32 points and...

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, and Robert Covington high-five during a timeout in the closing moments of the their second overtime against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. The Timberwolves won in double-overtime 105-104. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Timberwolves edge Kings 105-104 in 2 OT to stop 11-game skid

Dec. 27, 2019 2:49 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As he watched Buddy Hield's last-second 3-point attempt clang off the back of the rim at the end of double overtime, Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins breathed a sigh of relief that was nearly a month in the making. For the first time in December, the Timberwolves won a game. "All you...