PHOTO CREDIT: Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) battles for a rebound with Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game of Friday in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 96-73. Matt Slocum. Associated Press.
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 - Sacramento Kings (3-6) at Philadelphia 76ers (6-2):
- Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones), in a blog post today, offers his five things to watch tonight.
- Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) spotlights J.J. Hickson in today's newspaper.
- Kawahara previews tonight's game in today's newspaper.
- Jonathan Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) previews tonight's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
- Tom Ziller (@teamziller) previews tonight's game in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
- Spencer Hawes credits Shawn Kemp with the start to his season, writes Gordie Jones (@gordonwjones) in a story for CSNPhilly.com.
- The 76ers are "a very good team, one worth rooting for if you like unselfish, disciplined team basketball on both ends of the floor," writes Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_SI) in a blog post on The Point Forward for Sports Illustrated.
- "The biggest key to the Sixers' hot start is their depth," writes John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) in a blog post on the Hang Time Blog for NBA.com.
- Jordan Sams (@samsjordan) previews tonight's game in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Liberty Ballers.
More Bee coverage:
- "Sacramento city officials began the process Monday of soliciting interest from private companies that want to lease downtown parking facilities - a central part of the city's plan to finance a new downtown sports arena," writes Ryan Lillis (@Ryan_Lillis) writes in today's newspaper.
- Joe Davidson (@sb_joedavidson) writes about Ryan Anderson's return to the place he'll always call Arco Arena in his Hometown Report column in today's newspaper.
More news and analysis:
- "Sacramento has the league's most ossified front office; everybody has been there forever and the path of least resistance appears to be the only road traveled," writes John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) in a story for ESPN.
- "The next month looks like it will either make or break the Sacramento Kings' truncated season," writes Chris Cook in a blog post on Sacramento Connect partner ranSACkedmedia.
"Small Market, Big Heart" world premiere:
• Sean Bennett of FOX 40 and Ben Sosenko (@BenSosenkoCBS13) of CBS 13 previewed "Small Market, Big Heart."
• The producers and director of "Small Market, Big Heart" spoke to Carmichael Dave:
• Santiago previewed "Small Market, Big Heart" in the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast.
- Jones, a blog post, breaks down all 30 team teams in the third installment of his weekly NBA Power Rankings.
- Ziller ranks the Kings No. 21 in the NBA Power Rankings on SB Nation.
- Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) ranks the Kings No. 23 in the NBA Basketball Power Rankings on ESPN.
- Britt Robson ranks the Kings No. 25 in the NBA Power Rankings on Sports Illustrated.
- Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) ranks the Kings No. 25 in the NBA Power Rankings on ProBasketballTalk.
- John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) ranks the Kings No. 25 in the Power Rankings on NBA.com.
- Matt Moore (@MattMooreCBS) ranks the Kings No. 26 in the Power Rankings on CBS Sports.
Tweets of the day:
There's an alternate universe out there where Thibodeau coaches Tyreke, Hawes, and Kevin Martin and the Kings are very good.— Greg Wissinger (@gwiss) January 10, 2012
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.