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December 31, 2011
Tip Sheet: Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks to Sacramento

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PHOTO CREDIT: The Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace tries to steal the ball away from the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers topped the Knicks, 99-82. Wally Skalij. Los Angeles Times/MCT.

We're here to feed your need for Sacramento Kings news. Each day, we'll highlight news, features and analysis from around the Web.

Tonight's game - Knicks (1-2) at Kings (1-2):

• Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) previews tonight's game in today's newspaper.

• Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara), in a blog post today, offers his five things to watch tonight.

Amar'e Stoudemire may miss tonight's game with a sprained left ankle, Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) reports in today's New York Daily News.

• Tom Ziller (@teamziller) previews tonight's game in a blog post on SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.

• James Ham (@James_Ham) previews tonight's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.

Bee coverage:

  • Kings coach Paul Westphal "would like his players to rely on each other when things go wrong," Jones writes in today's newspaper.
  • Westphal elaborates on post-game remarks:
  • Kawahara, in a blog post, reports from Friday's practice.
  • Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) writes in today's Leading Off column that "When the Garden Was Eden" by Harvey Araton should be required reading for the Kings and Knicks.

More analysis and news:

  • Jonathan Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) reports from Friday's practice in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
  • Ham spoke to Jimmer Fredette in a Q&A for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
  • "You need to ask whether (Tyreke Evans is) struggling this much as a point guard because of the circumstances of the team and young season or whether he's actually become half the passer he was," writes Ziller (@teamziller) in a blog post on SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
  • Former Kings forward Omri Casspi is struggling on the offensive end for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jodie Valade (@jodievalade) writes in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  • Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson, a star at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, leads the NBA in three-pointers made, Brian Schmitz (@MagicInsider) writes in today's Orlando Sentinel.

Tweets of the day:

Online coverage from The Bee this season:

LIVE CHATS: Join The Bee's Matt Kawahara for in-game chats during every Kings home game, just before tipoff right through the final buzzer.

VIDEOS: Find out what some Kings players and coach Paul Westphal have to say about the upcoming season - and much more.

BLOG: Stay up to date on the team's happenings with Jason Jones, Ailene Voisin and Matt Kawahara on The Bee's Kings blog.

FACEBOOK: "Like" the Sacramento Kings Corner page and join Bee staffers and fans in discussions about the team and players.

TWITTER: Follow The Bee's Jason Jones for up-to-the-minute developments, in-game updates and much more about the Kings.

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