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EastCoastKingsFan
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January 1, 2023 4:50 pm

I predict a Kings Win. B,C,B, D on the others

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January 1, 2023 5:01 pm

Gallo del Cielo also likes our chances.

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January 1, 2023 5:15 pm

Keegan and Domas looking good so far, in particular.

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January 1, 2023 5:20 pm

All the Grizz points have come from free throws so far

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January 1, 2023 5:21 pm

Richaun Holmes awesome.

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January 1, 2023 5:21 pm

Foxy

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January 1, 2023 5:22 pm

3 for 3

notdeaaronfox
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January 1, 2023 5:23 pm

This looks like it’s either going to become a gritty battle or a three-point shootout

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January 1, 2023 5:23 pm

Richaun forcing that rebound away from Adams, nice.

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January 1, 2023 5:26 pm

Keegan is moving really well without the ball

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January 1, 2023 5:27 pm

Fox seems to be having a midrange slump

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January 1, 2023 5:34 pm
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He’s really a slow starter.

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January 1, 2023 5:38 pm

Game plan is to just let Morant run in to the paint with no resistance. Seems like a solid plan

notdeaaronfox
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January 1, 2023 5:43 pm

No one under 6′ 7″ should be in the paint against JJJ

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January 1, 2023 5:44 pm

Grizzlies have multiple defensive all nba guys

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January 1, 2023 5:44 pm

Cold shooting but Grizz do guard .

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January 1, 2023 5:48 pm

One good quarter

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January 1, 2023 5:53 pm
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I really need to stop being a doomer

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January 1, 2023 5:57 pm

There are just a few guys in the NBA that Adams can’t move down low. Unfortunately Domas isn’t one of them.

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January 1, 2023 5:59 pm
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Is it time for Lensanity?

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January 1, 2023 6:02 pm
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Wrong decade I think.

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January 1, 2023 6:04 pm
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You must be thinking of Linsanity

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January 1, 2023 6:25 pm
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I was thinking of Len. He’s an old style center who would have fit in better back in the oughts or even earlier

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January 1, 2023 5:58 pm

Starters back in. Hello turnovers. Goodbye lead.

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January 1, 2023 6:06 pm

That foot is still clearly bothering Fox. Aside from his full-speed runs, he’s got half-limp the rest of the time.

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January 1, 2023 6:06 pm

Domas already with a double/double in the 1st half lol. Dude is a machine

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January 1, 2023 6:10 pm
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Can we just resign him already?

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January 1, 2023 6:09 pm

Maybe that gets Fox going

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January 1, 2023 6:11 pm

Great contest from Holmes, just couldn’t convert

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January 1, 2023 6:18 pm

Keep turning that 3rd quarter lull from the last decade and a half and be aggressive going to the basket. Keep winning point in the paint, stay strong with rebounds and keep taking care of the rock.

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January 1, 2023 6:22 pm
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Just keep being awesome Jimmy. Your keys to the game surpass Kenny’s

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January 1, 2023 6:30 pm
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I mean stay out the paint and keep hitting 3’s

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January 1, 2023 6:41 pm
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That’s ok……Kenny didn’t know what he was saying

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January 1, 2023 6:29 pm

Grizzly commentators keep complaining about how so many of our players play better than their averages against them – welcome to our world

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January 1, 2023 6:30 pm

Malik monk says we’re scared of being 5 games above .500

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January 1, 2023 6:36 pm

Dillion Brooks looks like a bully

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January 1, 2023 6:37 pm

Dilon Brooks has that irrational confidence of a Draymond Green but without being as good as Green

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January 1, 2023 6:38 pm

The amount of swearing Taylor Jenkins is directing at the refs should have gotten him tossed by now

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January 1, 2023 6:41 pm

So sick of seeing Ja just leave his feet jumping into a defender and then yelling to draw calls….but since he keeps getting them, may as well stick with it

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January 1, 2023 6:48 pm
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some of the calls he gets are truly criminal

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January 1, 2023 6:43 pm

Threes aren’t falling, just go inside and get fouls

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January 1, 2023 6:43 pm

Bogus 3rd foul on Domas

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January 1, 2023 6:46 pm

Make a shot please

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January 1, 2023 6:55 pm

This Grizzlies team has some heelish energy. Tough, physical, and do a lot of talking on the court. I’m sure it’s fun if you’re a fan, but I would love to shut them up on the scoreboard.

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January 1, 2023 6:55 pm

Need 4th quarter Fox to show up here if they’re gonna pull this out. He’s got more turnovers than made FG so far this game. Not a good 3 quarters for him

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January 1, 2023 6:58 pm
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5-13 ain’t gonna cut it

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January 1, 2023 6:57 pm

the grizzlies have drafted real well. all these players I’ve seen Kings pass on the second roungd lol

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January 1, 2023 6:58 pm

Monk WTF are you doing man…

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January 1, 2023 7:01 pm

Sabonis is the only player on this team that can be reliably counted on to rebound the ball. Whenever he sits, or has to tussle with a guy like Adams, someone else needs to step up.

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January 1, 2023 7:03 pm
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yeah hopefully that gets addressed soon, getting another rebounding big would be awesome.

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January 1, 2023 7:04 pm

Game over

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January 1, 2023 7:05 pm

The grizzlies being good at defense is no joke.

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January 1, 2023 7:06 pm

When you play the elite teams in the conference you need your stars to show up. Fox hasn’t in this one. Still 8 minutes and only down 9 so there’s still a chance

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January 1, 2023 7:07 pm

Next time the kings are 4 games above .500, I am betting on the opposing team to win. Can’t seem to get 5 above

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January 1, 2023 7:07 pm

Grizzlies upping their defensive pressure

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January 1, 2023 7:09 pm
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Whilst ours crumbles

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January 1, 2023 7:11 pm
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No ball pressure, just letting them walk in to the offense

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January 1, 2023 7:12 pm
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Kings seem gassed

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January 1, 2023 7:09 pm

I think it’s highly inappropriate that the Memphis announcer shouts out “NOPE” after every Kings missed shot.

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January 1, 2023 7:09 pm

They are really bad

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January 1, 2023 7:10 pm
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They? Who are you talking about?

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January 1, 2023 7:11 pm

Memphis announcers.

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January 1, 2023 7:12 pm
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Gotcha. I’m talking about the guy in the arena on the mic.

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January 1, 2023 7:16 pm

Oh, the arena PA guy? I will pay attention now

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January 1, 2023 7:09 pm

Grizzlies just throwing shit at the glass and it’s all falling

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January 1, 2023 7:10 pm
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Kings are just letting them the guards get 12 feet from the hoop with no resistance

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January 1, 2023 7:10 pm

Can’t stop Ja

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January 1, 2023 7:12 pm

Kardiac Kangz??

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January 1, 2023 7:12 pm

Adams is a man amongst boys

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January 1, 2023 7:12 pm

Damn this team for still giving me hope

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January 1, 2023 7:13 pm
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Memphis just took an in-game breather the past few possessions.

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January 1, 2023 7:16 pm

every Adams OReb is a gut punch

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January 1, 2023 7:16 pm

Grizz blasting the Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out music earns bonus points from me

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January 1, 2023 7:16 pm

OMG that old video game music is terrible.

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January 1, 2023 7:17 pm

Ja’s a smart ass who can’t shoot.

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January 1, 2023 7:20 pm

Yeah this game left a bad taste in my mouth. Talent on another level, but he’s a real flopper who feels entitled to the bad calls that he gets.

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January 1, 2023 7:21 pm

Oh well. Played hard but ultimately Memphis is simply better

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January 1, 2023 7:22 pm

My lord…Lofton came in for the last few seconds and immediately looked winded.

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January 1, 2023 7:23 pm

Disappointed that I really just stayed up for that. Exciting first half but got manhandled in the second

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January 1, 2023 7:24 pm

4 games over .500 curse lives on. Kings just can’t seem to break through that ceiling

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January 1, 2023 7:25 pm

Tough loss but taking stock of the season thus far, it’s important to keep some perspective. At the start, many of us would’ve been happy with a 39-43 season, taking steps in the right direction. Now, we get upset losing to a title contender on their home court. Not bad.

Kings are way ahead of where I expected them to be at this point, and I was a preseason optimist. We’re starting to get a feel for this roster, and now it’s up to Monte to make the appropriate tweaks heading into the second half of the season.

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January 1, 2023 7:35 pm
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The Kings have had worse losses this season than tonight. By quite a bit, realistically. But it was an opportunity lost because you could have won this game if you could have ever figured it out in the 2nd half offensively (they couldn’t).

Onto Utah.

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