SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield wasn't even supposed to be in Sacramento's lineup at the beginning of the season. Now he's one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA, with a spot in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — With an afternoon start that felt like morning to them, the Sacramento Kings weren't sharp when their game began.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Instead of dwelling on his mistake that let Sacramento tie the game in the closing seconds, Gordon Hayward made it moot.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes' best game with Sacramento helped the Kings keep pace in a crowded Western Conference as they attempt to end the NBA's longest active playoff...
Hield scores 34 as Kings top Thunder 119-116
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Sacramento Kings finally got that big win they've been looking for.
After two-point losses to the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets — the top two teams in...
Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston's Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O'Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown.
Say this for All-Star Saturday Night: It had flair.
Kings come back from 11 down in fourth to beat Heat 102-96
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have a legitimate chance to end their 13-year playoff drought and Dave Joerger is trying to impress upon his players the importance of doing the little things correctly.
It took more than three quarters for them to get the message against Miami. Even then, it didn't pay off until a big run late in the final period.
Booker to defend 3-point contest title vs Curry brothers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Booker is ready to take on the Curry brothers.
The Phoenix Suns guard will look to defend his NBA All-Star 3-point championship from a year ago against brothers Stephen and Seth Curry on Feb. 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, won the event in 2015 while brother Seth, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, is competing in his first 3-point contest.
Hield scores 34 points, Kings hold off 76ers 115-108
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a night when Sacramento's Buddy Hield set a career-high for 3-pointers, teammate De'Aaron Fox felt that Hield's two dunks were just as important.
It's something Fox wants to see more of, too, as the Kings continue to push to end their 13-year playoff drought.
Hield scored 34 points and made seven 3s, and Sacramento weathered a fourth-quarter flurry from Jimmy Butler to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 115-108 on Saturday night.
Hield, Fox lead Sacramento to 99-96 victory over Grizzlies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings made the right plays down the stretch to end their losing streak and extend the Memphis Grizzlies' miseries.
Buddy Hield scored 26 points and De'Aaron Fox added 22, including a key 19-footer in the final minute, to help the Kings to a 99-96 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night.
The loss was Memphis' eighth straight and 14th in the last 15 games as the team tries to hold itself together amid trade rumors involving star Mike Conley and Marc Gasol.
Hield beats buzzer, lifts Kings to 103-101 win over Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Buddy Hield beat the buzzer with a winning shot for the first time in his NBA career.
Hield made an off-balance, fadeaway 3-pointer just before time expired and scored 35 points in the Sacramento Kings' 103-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
"I'm blessed to say I got one in the NBA at the highest level," he said. "It's a fun. As a kid, you always dream of hitting one of those type of shots. It's something I'll cherish for the rest of my life.
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.
Hield scores 18 as Kings defeat Griffin-less Pistons 112-102
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings won the battle behind the 3-point line and never trailed in a victory against the Blake Griffin-less Detroit Pistons.
Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Kings went 9-of-22 on 3-pointers in a 112-102 victory Thursday night against the Pistons, who came into the game as the NBA's best team at defending 3-point shots.
Kings rally in 4th quarter to beat Pelicans 122-117
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dave Joerger is pretty proud of the way his Kings have been able to generate a few big comeback wins this season.
It's the early double-digit deficits the Sacramento coach could do without.
Willie Cauley-Stein had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Buddy Hield scored 28 and the Kings overcame an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 122-117 on Sunday.
Hield scores 28 points to push Kings past Grizzlies 102-99
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield watched Mike Conley put on an impressive shooting display for three quarters. Then he spoiled Conley's big night with his own hot streak.
Hield made four of his six 3-pointers over the final 8 1/2 minutes and scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the Sacramento Kings rally for a 102-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
Hield, Fox help Kings end Mavs’ home winning streak, 120-113
DALLAS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings ended the Dallas Mavericks' home winning streak and spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's return to the American Airlines Center.
More importantly for them, they found a way to close the deal after a stinging home loss.
Buddy Hield and De'Aaron Fox each scored 28 points Sunday night in the Kings' 120-113 victory, which ended the Mavs' 11-game home winning streak.
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, Hield lead Kings to 129-110 win over Cavaliers
CLEVELAND (AP) — De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings found their stride in the second half.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just couldn't keep up.
Fox had 30 points and 12 assists, and the Kings beat the Cavaliers 129-110 on Friday night.
"We played with a lot more communication and physicality in the second half," Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said, "and we knew we needed to."
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.
Durant’s 44, Thompson’s follow shot help Warriors edge Kings
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson put back his own miss with 5 seconds left, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points, and the Golden State Warriors barely held off the Sacramento Kings 117-116 on Saturday night in a wild finish between the Northern California neighbors.
Durant converted two free throws with 1:27 left and also had 13 rebounds and seven assists, while Thompson wound up with 31 points — the second straight night the two each scored 30 or more.
Hield helps Kings hold off Westbrook, Thunder 117-113
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Kings sprinted out to a big lead and used their up-and-down style to put Oklahoma City on its heels. Then they got a big lift from Buddy Hield's perimeter shooting to finish off the Thunder.
Dave Joerger also got a bit of love from the Golden1 Center crowd after reports surfaced over the weekend that the Sacramento coach was at odds with management over the direction of the team.
Hield, Kings top Magic 107-99 for fourth straight win
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacramento has had some success trying to outrun and outscore opponents. Against the Orlando Magic, the Kings turned to defense.
Buddy Hield finished with 25 points and the Kings defeated Orlando 107-99 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
Kings run away after halftime, top Heat 123-113
MIAMI (AP) — Sacramento's offensive approach was not exactly elaborate: Run, run, run and keep running.
Once the Kings got rolling, Miami had no answers.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Buddy Hield added 23 points and the high-octane Kings put their youthful athleticism on full display in getting past the Heat 123-113 on Monday night — putting up huge numbers even after sputtering through the first quarter.
Kings take control in 4th, hold off Wizards 116-112
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox had to plea repeatedly with Kings teammate Nemanja Bjelica to shoot the ball after Bjelica missed his only two attempts in the first quarter.
Once Bjelica got the message, Sacramento's offense started to click.
Bjelica made three of his career high-tying six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and had a key block on John Wall late, and the Kings beat the Washington Wizards 116-112 on Friday night.
Fox scores 21 points to rally Kings past Grizzlies 97-92
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dave Joerger's young Kings team had another night of silly mistakes, broken plays and missed assignments.
This time Sacramento played through the trouble and won.
De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points, including a leaning, one-handed dunk as part of a pivotal run late in the fourth quarter, and the Kings beat the Memphis Grizzlies 97-92 on Wednesday.
LeBron gets first win in LA as Lakers beat Kings
LeBron James is a winner for the first time as a Laker.
James scored 18 points in a back-and-forth first half before resting in the second half, watching his teammates pull out a 128-123 preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.
Brandon Ingram missed two free throws with 10 seconds left, but Kyle Kuzma tipped in the second miss to give the Lakers a 126-123 lead. Wenyen Gabriel had a good look at a tying 3-pointer but it hit the front of the rim.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a big first half, Buddy Hield struggled to score after the break. However, his persistence paid off in the end.
Hield scored 17 of his 19 points in the first two quarters, and then had a key steal and tiebreaking fast-break dunk with 37 seconds left to help the Sacramento Kings snap a four-game skid with an 84-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
Raptor top Mavericks 122-115 for 11th straight win
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan made the game-winning basket in overtime and the Toronto Raptors rallied to match the longest winning streak in franchise history, topping the Dallas Mavericks 122-115 on Friday night for their 11th consecutive win.
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.