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January 9, 2012
Tip Sheet: Kings fail to take advantage of Howard's foul trouble


PHOTO CREDIT: The Sacramento Kings Jason Thompson, (34) and Dwight Howard, (12) against the Orlando Magic on Sunday at Power Balance Pavilion. Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee.

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Last night's game: The Orlando Magic defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-97 on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion. View the box score.

Game coverage:

  • "Sacramento did enough good things to threaten the Orlando Magic, but when it mattered most, stagnant basketball cost the Kings," Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) writes in today's newspaper recap.
  • Despite the loss of Chuck Hayes, Hassan Whiteside will remain in the NBA Development League, Jones writes in today's newspaper.
  • Jones, in a blog post this morning, writes about DeMarcus Cousins' foul troubles.
  • Tyreke Evans said his left ankle was "a little sore" after injuring it in the second half, reports Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) in a post-game blog post.
  • "Despite the loss, there was a lot of good to take from the game," writes Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
  • "A lack of deep shooting, too many turnovers and poor execution down the stretch doomed the Kings," writes Scott Levin (@KingsSLev) writes in a blog post for FanSided affiliate A Royal Pain.
  • Jonathan Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) and James Ham (@James_Ham) break down last night's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
  • "The Magic needed everything (Glen) Davis and the rest of the supporting cast provided," writes Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) in today's Orlando Sentinel.
  • "It was a good win for Orlando, considering the circumstances," writes Eddy Rivera (@erivera7) writes in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Magic Basketball.
  • "Orlando managed to pull out the win with hustle throughout and timely shooting in the fourth period," writes Evan Dunlap (@BQRMagic) in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Orlando Pinstriped Post.
  • "Any time Orlando can win a game in which (Dwight) Howard plays just 17 minutes, they have to be pleased," writes Andrew Melnick (@HowardtheDunk) in a blog post for FanSided affiliate Howard the Dunk.
  • View the photo gallery by Hector Amezcua (@hectoramezcua).
  • View the snapshot photo gallery by Blake Ellington (@blakeellington).
  • View the video highlights at

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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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