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January 18, 2012
Tip Sheet: Smart attempts to get team on track against Pacers

Keith Smart in Philly.JPG

PHOTO CREDIT: Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart yells to his bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 10, 2012 in Philadelphia. 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 - Indiana Pacers (9-3) at Sacramento Kings (4-10):

More Bee coverage:

  • "That thud you hear is the sound of the dribbling Kings - accompanied by their front office - laying the biggest collective egg in California," writes Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) in a column in today's newspaper.
  • Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) wrote about John Salmons' struggles in a blog post yesterday.

Arena coverage:

More news and analysis:

  • J. Michael Falgoust (@jmikeNBAusat) talks to DeMarcus Cousins in a Q&A for USA Today.
  • Sean Sweeney (@SEANesweeney) of Dime magazine identifies the Kings as one of 10 NBA Teams That Need A New Point Guard.
  • "For this Sacramento squad to get to the next level, they need something to define them," Rob McAllister (@Rob_McAllister) writes in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
  • Ziller assesses potential lineup changes at the two forward positions in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
  • Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) analyzes the team's wing play in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
  • Yerocostas analyzes the team's guard play in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.

Power rankings:

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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