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.
- "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 NBA.com.
More news and analysis:
- Ryan Yamamoto (@YamsNews10) spoke to Kings coach Keith Smart about his passion for the game.
- "(John) Salmons simply isn't the spot up player the Kings need to spread the floor," writes Bryan Rosa writes in a blog post on FanSided affiliate A Royal Pain.
- Evans was stunned by the overtime heroics of Tim Tebow, reports Santiago in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
- Paul Clegg offers some arena watchdog investigation suggestions in a blog post on Sacramento Connect partner Game to 100.
- Santiago previews "Small Market, Big Heart" in the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. The documentary premieres at 7 p.m. tonight at the Crest Theatre.
- Jones, a blog post, breaks down all 30 team teams in the third installment of his weekly NBA Power Rankings.
- Tom Ziller (@teamziller) 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.
- Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) ranks the Kings No. 25 in the NBA Power Rankings on ProBasketballTalk.
- Matt Moore (@MattMooreCBS) ranks the Kings No. 27 in the Power Rankings on CBS Sports.
- John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) ranks the Kings No. 25 in the Power Rankings on NBA.com.
Tweets of the day:
All Tyreke could do was shake his head at that magic of Tim Tebow.— Jon Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) January 9, 2012
How much do the Kings pay Walton to babble endlessly about a team he knows nothing about?Maloofs really know how to spend money— Ron Wenig (@RonWenig) January 9, 2012
Wasn't expecting a win against Orlando - and although they continued to make mental mistakes, lots of positives in that game.— Ezekiel Escobar (@ARoyalPain) January 9, 2012
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