Bogdanovic scores 22 to lead Kings past Hornets, 104-97
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings usually try to run past opponents or win games from behind the 3-point line. They are also learning they can triumph by playing solid defense and limiting their mistakes on offense.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 22 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had his second straight double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the Kings beat the road-weary Charlotte Hornets 104-97 on Saturday night.
Bogdanovic’s 3 at buzzer sends Kings past Lakers, 117-116
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers looked just fine for 3 ½ quarters in their first game without LeBron James.
Down the stretch it was a different story, when the four-time MVP's absence was noticeable and costly, even as coach Luke Walton found a variety of other reasons to blame.
Bogdan Bogdanovic made a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Sacramento Kings rallied from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Los Angeles 117-116 on Thursday night.
Bench helps Clippers hang on for 127-118 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a 27-point lead quickly disappearing, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was left with little choice.
It was time to put his five best players back on the floor for the final three minutes.
Kings hit 19 3-pointers in 141-130 win against Minnesota
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento coach Dave Joerger wants his team to use its speed to run right past opponents.
When the Kings are clicking, it's hard to slow them down.
Nemanja Bjelica made four of Sacramento's franchise-record 19 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, helping the Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 141-130 on Wednesday night.
Sacramento shot a season-best 58.1 percent (50 for 86) from the field in its fifth win in six games. It also had 33 fast-break points.
Fox sparks 2nd-half rally, Kings beat Bulls 108-89
CHICAGO (AP) — De'Aaron Fox put together another impressive offensive display on Monday night. And all he wanted to talk about was defense.
Fox scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, helping the Sacramento Kings rally for a 108-89 victory over the lowly Chicago Bulls.
The speedy Fox went 8 for 11 from the field after missing each of his first five shots in the first half. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III added 16 points apiece as Sacramento closed out a 3-1 road trip.
Hield scores 20, Kings bury Suns early in 122-105 win
PHOENIX (AP) — The Sacramento Kings couldn't have asked for an easier lead-in to a three-game Eastern swing.
Buddy Hield scored 20 points in 18 minutes and the Kings buried the Suns early on Tuesday night, outscoring Phoenix 36-9 in the first quarter as they cruised to a 122-105 victory.
De'Aaron Fox had 16 points and seven assists. Seven players scored in double figures for Sacramento, including Bogdan Bogdanovic off the bench with 14 points, and no starter played more than 27 minutes.
Cauley-Stein’s putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers 111-110
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have already established themselves as a fairly solid offensive team this season with their quick-paced scoring attack.
Every now and then, they show signs of being pretty good on defense, too.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback dunk with 16.1 seconds left, Sacramento held Indiana to one bucket over the final 3 minutes and the Kings held on to beat the Pacers 111-110 on Saturday night.
Harris, Harrell help Clippers hold off Kings 133-121
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers built and blew several big leads while trying to extend their five-year winning streak in Sacramento.
Each time they let one slip away, Tobias Harris or Montrezl Harrell were there to get Doc Rivers' team going again.
Harris scored 28 points, Harrell added 24 and the Clippers beat the Kings 133-121 on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team.
The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs.
Boston's Jayson Tatum also was selected Tuesday to the first team, falling one vote short of unanimous. Simmons, Mitchell and Tatum are the three finalists for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic acknowledged he didn't have a very good night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Until the game's closing seconds.
Bogdanovic knocked down a 16-footer with just over a second remaining, then tipped the ensuing Memphis inbounds pass to help Sacramento escape with a 94-93 victory Friday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — On track to finish with their worst record since their inaugural season 50 years ago, the Phoenix Suns finally closed out an opponent and won again.
Josh Jackson scored 18 of his 28 points in the first half and the Suns ended a franchise-record, 15-game losing streak with a 97-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
"It was a win that we really, really wanted," Jackson said.
Kings outlast Nets 116-111 in overtime
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox passed up a chance at a game-winning 3-pointer and settled for a tying floater at the end of regulation. Bogdan Bogdanovic followed Fox's lead in overtime with a couple of momentum-swinging shots of his own.
Sacramento's top two rookies certainly are looking a lot more comfortable in the big moments.
Caldwell-Pope’s season-high 34 points help Lakers top Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During a five-minute span in the third quarter, everyone in the Golden 1 Center knew where the ball was going when the visiting Los Angeles Lakers were on offense. That didn't mean the Sacramento Kings could do anything to stop Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from putting on a one-man shooting show.
Caldwell-Pope scored 17 of his season-high 34 points in the third and the Lakers snapped a three-game road losing streak with a 113-108 win Saturday night against the Kings.
2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World's latest victory over the NBA's young Americans.
Hield scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, and his Sacramento Kings teammate won the MVP award with 26 points and seven 3-pointers in the World team's 155-124 victory over the U.S. team in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
Towns scores 29 points, Wolves rally to beat Kings 111-106
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves have used their home court to quickly resolve any issues that have arisen this season on the road.
Sunday night didn't offer the same immediate boost, but another win was welcome enough.
Towns scored 29 points, Jeff Teague added 12 points and 10 assists and Minnesota overcame an uncharacteristic sloppy performance at home to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-106.