Live from the locker room: Kings vs. Spurs


Here is the latest news live from Sleep Train Arena:

  • The Sacramento Kings return home after a rough 1-3 road trip that included back-to-back devastating losses to the Mavericks and Grizzlies.  “We win it’s together, we lose it’s together,” coach Michael Malone said. “There’s nobody blaming anybody – Ben McLemore missing free throws or Rudy (Gay) and JT (Jason Thompson) and the end of the game play, the miscommunication.  It should never have come down to that situation.”
  • Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has spent the last 19 years amassing victories in San Antonio.  A surefire Hall of Famer, the 65-year-old Popovich spends very little time worrying about his opponents.  “It’s a game of mistakes,” Popovich said during pre-game.  “So I worry about us more than I do other people.  I haven’t seen any magic plays or people doing different things defensively or offensively in a lot of years.  It’s about the same things.  It’s about execution and competitiveness and so if you concentrate on your team, you’ll be in pretty good shape.”
  • The Spurs will be without the services of Marco Belinelli (mild groin strain), Patty Mills (right shoulder surgery) and Tiago Splitter (right calf tightness) tonight.  Sacramento has a healthy 13 players and Eric Moreland stashed up in Reno with the Bighorns.
  • Sacramento’s schedule doesn’t get any easier this week.  After tonight’s game against the Spurs, they pull the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday and Chicago Bulls on Thursday.
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