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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,"...

Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) and Caris LeVert (22) react after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Minus stars, Nets clinch playoff spot in victory over Kings

Aug. 7, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday. The surprising Nets came to the bubble without stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie...

Sacramento Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives against New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, back right, and JJ Redick (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Bogdanovic's career-high 35 lead Kings past Pelicans 140-125

Aug. 6, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 35 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 140-125 on Thursday. De'Aaron Fox had 30 points and 10 assists and Harrison Barnes added 22 points for the Kings, who got their first win in four tries since the...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, partitions are installed between beds as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak. When California was anticipating a spring surge in coronavirus cases it turned an old NBA arena and practice facility into a field hospital prepared to take hundreds of patients. They were told to expect 30 to 60 patients within the first few days, but only nine arrived over the next 10 weeks. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State spent millions on arena hospital that saw 9 patients

Aug. 6, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors arrived at an arena-turned-medical center in Sacramento in mid-April and were told to prepare for 30 to 60 coronavirus patients to arrive within days. They spent the weekend working feverishly to get ready. State officials envisioned the cavernous Sleep Train Arena and an...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

Aug. 5, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA’s bubble. He sees it quite differently. “People can say we have a nothing-to-lose...

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...