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Yakshi
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January 13, 2023 7:03 pm

If this game is one-tenth as fun to watch as the 2OT Mav win over the Lakers, the Kings will win by 20 again with a Sabonis triple-double.

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January 13, 2023 7:08 pm
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One time I pulled for the Lakers. Never again!!!

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January 13, 2023 7:10 pm
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It’s really hard for me to find a greater joy in sports than to see the Lakers play their heart out and get robbed by the refs twice so that they end up getting their souls crushed in a second overtime. I almost teared up.

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January 13, 2023 7:14 pm
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I was graced to boo Kobe at a championship parade on Main St., Disneyland USA by happenstance. I immediately went the other side of the park where the rides had no lines.

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January 13, 2023 9:39 pm
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^your power of prophecy is uncanny, Kings win by 25 with a Sabonis triple double. You should join the Nostradumbass contest!

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January 13, 2023 11:03 pm
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You are almost psychic

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January 13, 2023 7:12 pm

Martin start is well deserved.

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January 13, 2023 7:12 pm

Man, I’m hoping the Kings have an easy game tonight. The Spurs are going to come out on Sunday hard……they got crushed tonight by the Dubs and lost by 31. They were down by 39 at one point.

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January 13, 2023 7:15 pm

Sabonis and Fox both hit long shots to start.

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January 13, 2023 7:16 pm

TD letting a washed Eric Gordon just go right by him to the rim. Gotta be better than that on the defensive end

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January 13, 2023 7:17 pm

That put back dunk by Fox!

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January 13, 2023 7:17 pm

Back-to-back cookie games!

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January 13, 2023 7:19 pm

I want a Sengun bobble head.

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January 13, 2023 7:19 pm

Refs are counting that shot?

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January 13, 2023 7:25 pm

Great. Just fantastic. The Kings are in the penalty for the rest of the 1st qtr.

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January 13, 2023 7:26 pm

Kings doing a better job closing out against the 3 this time around but still fouling too much

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January 13, 2023 7:26 pm

Sabonis. More double doubles this season than anybody.

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January 13, 2023 7:27 pm

Lyles lights up his flamethrower again.

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January 13, 2023 7:27 pm

Impressive flop by Sengun

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January 13, 2023 7:28 pm
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He went backwards like he got shot out of a cannon. That’s incredibly funny. LOL

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January 13, 2023 7:28 pm

Sengun has flopped twice.

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January 13, 2023 7:28 pm

And the Oscar for first-quarter flop goes to . . .

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January 13, 2023 7:30 pm

Is Sabonis bleeding yet? You have to bleed to win!

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January 13, 2023 7:34 pm
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How about you have to swell and bruise to win

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January 13, 2023 7:31 pm

I get the feeling that Davion is pissed off after that last play. Not that he ever needs motivation, but I wonder if Davion is going to have a good game.

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January 13, 2023 7:34 pm

Countdown to Davion forcing another offensive foul.

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January 13, 2023 7:36 pm

Those of us hoping for a continuation of last game’s 4th quarter are disappointed…

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January 13, 2023 7:38 pm
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Don’t get ahead of yourself

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January 13, 2023 7:37 pm

Malik Monk has suddenly stopped sucking from 3

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January 13, 2023 7:37 pm

Rockets must’ve realized after last game that the Kings cant contain anybody from getting to the rim. They are attacking relentlessly rather than settling for 3’s

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January 13, 2023 7:37 pm
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Getting to the FT line 13 times has really helped, too.

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January 13, 2023 7:37 pm

Monk hits three threes in about 50 seconds.

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January 13, 2023 7:38 pm

Good to see Monk hitting his threes

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January 13, 2023 7:41 pm

Pretty happy after that first quarter.

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January 13, 2023 7:42 pm

Since we have little to no defense, we’ll just have to outscore everyone.

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January 13, 2023 7:49 pm
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Considering their roster construction, that’s how it looked like it would be going into the season. Playing out exactly that way. THeir offense is truly elite at least

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January 13, 2023 7:49 pm
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Lucky for the Kings, they can basically do that.

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January 13, 2023 7:44 pm

Just keep finding Monk

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January 13, 2023 7:44 pm

I just saw an ad for dish soap that differentiates itself by the type of squeeze tube – like a ketchup bottle. but it makes no sense.

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January 13, 2023 7:46 pm

It’s hard to believe how easy it is for the Rockets to get into the paint.

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January 13, 2023 7:47 pm

slop, sloppy Joe. slop, sloppy Joe, meatloaf sandwich

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January 13, 2023 7:48 pm

Keegan Murray is not great at creating plays and he shouldn’t try.

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January 13, 2023 7:50 pm

I didn’t realize he was playing

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January 13, 2023 7:51 pm

sounds like a “van by the river” skit

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January 13, 2023 7:50 pm

He got them in the penalty now take advantage of it

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January 13, 2023 7:52 pm

15-3 Rockets run so far. Kings turnovers and the usual zero defense thus far to blame.

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January 13, 2023 7:52 pm

dishing up sloppy joes at half-time. get ’em while they’re hot

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January 13, 2023 7:53 pm

26 to 16 paint points advantage Rockets.

Discuss.

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January 13, 2023 7:54 pm
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Also 14 points off 8 Kings TOV’s for Houston now. Lovely.

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January 13, 2023 7:54 pm

Time to get some points in the paint or get fouled trying.

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January 13, 2023 7:54 pm

Barnes can get fouled whenever he wants… he’s a foul bandit.

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January 13, 2023 7:56 pm
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Thumbs up for the ‘foul bandit’ line.

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January 13, 2023 7:55 pm

Finally

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January 13, 2023 7:56 pm

And Keegan hits the snooze alarm for the fifth time, wakes up, and tosses up and and-one.

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January 13, 2023 7:57 pm

Fox forces the offensive foul.

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January 13, 2023 7:57 pm

Another bad turnover. Kings gotta clean it up

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January 13, 2023 7:57 pm

Domas is amazing

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January 13, 2023 7:58 pm
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Ditto

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January 13, 2023 7:59 pm

Let Domas Cook

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January 13, 2023 7:59 pm

Keegan with that rebound and Sabonis feed… this is fun to watch.

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January 13, 2023 8:00 pm

Kings forgot it isn’t late in the third quarter. Turning it on early tonight.

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January 13, 2023 8:00 pm

26 paint points now for Houston & Sac. How quickly things change.

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January 13, 2023 8:00 pm

Points in the paint26-26. Keep it up Kings on

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January 13, 2023 8:04 pm

Good defense leading to transition offense

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January 13, 2023 8:04 pm

Jalen Green–19 points and a +/- of -11. He’s the ultimate in empty calories.

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January 13, 2023 8:04 pm

KEEGAN!

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January 13, 2023 8:04 pm

Wait what? A Keegan Dunk?

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January 13, 2023 8:12 pm

The more Jalen Green scores with those low-percentage shots, the more likely the Rockets lose.

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January 13, 2023 8:15 pm
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Can we let the young guy play without hating on him while he’s balling out and keeping his team in the game?

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January 13, 2023 8:30 pm
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I didn’t realize this was the Rockets game thread.

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January 13, 2023 8:31 pm
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If you don’t know, now you know…..Yakshi.

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January 13, 2023 8:14 pm

Kings–11 offensive rebounds in the first half.

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January 13, 2023 8:15 pm
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Rockets–13 rebounds total in the first half.

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January 13, 2023 8:22 pm

Still don’t get that dish soap ad.

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January 13, 2023 8:24 pm
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Dawn Ez-Squeeze?

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January 13, 2023 8:25 pm
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I forget the brand.

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January 13, 2023 8:25 pm
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Thank goodness.

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January 13, 2023 8:27 pm
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well, we’re still left the mystery of why they think it’s a good marketing strategy. I mean, ketchup is a non-Newtonian fluid. It has a high viscosity. That’s why it gets stuck to the bottle, and modern design changes to the bottle allow gravity to slowly pull the ketchup near the dispenser and a squeeze-bottle allows extra force to get it out. But dish soap has a low viscosity. There’s no difficulty with it.

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January 13, 2023 8:30 pm
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I’ve got the Rockets feed so I really not seen the commercial. That was more explanation than I needed but I see your frustration. That doesn’t make much sense at all. LOL

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January 13, 2023 8:25 pm
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dish soap is nothing like ketchup.

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January 13, 2023 8:25 pm

I predict the Kings will have 7 guys in double figures by the time it’s all said and done, more if it’s a blowout. Rockets might have 4.

That’s generally a good sign, Green’s 25 points not withstanding.

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January 13, 2023 8:29 pm

Sengun flopped so bad he hirt himself.

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January 13, 2023 8:34 pm

If the Rockets can ever get a proper point guard to play next to Jalen Green, watch out. They might be the one tanking team that would be better off with Scoot Henderson than Wemby

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January 13, 2023 8:35 pm

Good call on Scoot.

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January 13, 2023 8:37 pm

Fox shoots in Green’s face, draws the foul, and hits the free throw. Beautiful.

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January 13, 2023 8:38 pm

Sengun’s flopping is already elite tier

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January 13, 2023 8:38 pm

WTF? Defenders can’t do that…

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January 13, 2023 8:38 pm

Did Smith just hang on the rim on defense?

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January 13, 2023 8:39 pm
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That might be the weirdest play of the whole night

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January 13, 2023 8:39 pm
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They aren’t calling the goaltend because… I guess because the shot wasn’t up? That still seems like it should be a technical

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January 13, 2023 8:38 pm

Sengun is quite the flop show.

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January 13, 2023 8:39 pm

Challenge that. That’s an and-one.

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January 13, 2023 8:40 pm

DOMAS BLOCK?!

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January 13, 2023 8:40 pm

As expected, Jalen Green is now shooting the Rockets out of the game.

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January 13, 2023 8:41 pm

Love that Terence Davis bounce pass assist to Lyles

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January 13, 2023 8:41 pm

I love just how much energy Domas plays with.

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January 13, 2023 8:41 pm

Ho hum, another double/double for Domas.

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January 13, 2023 8:42 pm

Sabonis has been hilariously short on both of his 3 attempts tonight

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January 13, 2023 8:43 pm

Rockets players were more focussed on a guy shooting a halfcourt shot for $10,000 to charity than their own huddle

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January 13, 2023 8:44 pm
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Did he make it?

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January 13, 2023 10:56 pm

He did. Got $10,000 for his charity.

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January 13, 2023 8:44 pm

Green has -12 because shooting….. Sengun + 6 because flops

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January 13, 2023 8:44 pm

TD is such a chaotic player. Either he’s doing great or he’s a complete disaster. Getting the great version so far this quarter.

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January 13, 2023 8:45 pm
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And they need all of it as well.

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January 13, 2023 8:46 pm

Davis plays full court defense, a turnover results, and a Fox three on the other end. Nice.

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January 13, 2023 8:47 pm

Kings offense is so damn good that they can just blitz you with a big run at any moment.

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January 13, 2023 8:47 pm

you guys ever tried raki?

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January 13, 2023 8:48 pm

Team mates gonna let HB hear it from them on that missed dunk lol

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