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July 17, 2013
Kings routed by Timberwolves in summer league

LAS VEGAS - The Kings put forth an effort that left their coaches collectively shaking their heads in a 92-54 summer league loss to Minnesota.

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Tonight's game was the first in the tournament portion. The Kings play again Friday in the loser's bracket of the tournament against a to-be-determined opponent.

The Kings are 0-4 in summer league.

"It was hard to sit in my seat for that one - it was hard," said head coach Michael Malone. "Things aren't going your way in a 40-point blowout loss and thinks kept piling on top of each other."

First-round draft pick Ben McLemore missed all eight of his field goals and finished with one point. Second-round draft pick Ray McCallum shot 3-for-11 for eight points.

Malone said this being the third game in three nights does not excuse the effort he saw be trailing by as many as 43 points.

"The effort we put forward was embarrassing," Malone said. "That's not who we want to be and that's not the kind of show we want to put on the floor. When you miss shots, turn the ball over, I can live with that. But I cannot live with the lack of effort and the lack of competitive fire that we did not show tonight."

Will Clyburn led the Kings with 15 points. Shabazz Muhammad led Minnesota with 17 points.



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