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):
- 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:
Kings and Knicks tonight..there are tix left if yer interested..I'm interested to see if Kings cleanup some of their mess from last 2 games— Jim Crandell (@JimCrandell) December 31, 2011
If you lose, you lose. But not getting back on D? Missing 14 free throws? Dribbling into traps instead of finding a teammate? No way, #Kings— Marcos Breton (@MarcosBreton) December 31, 2011
Stoudemire (ankle sprain) today on uncertain status for Sacramento: "Taking precautionary measures, making sure we're not overdoing it.''— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) December 30, 2011
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