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kgdobter
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October 19, 2022 6:57 pm

Finally, let’s gp Kings!

KC_Kings
October 19, 2022 6:59 pm
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LETS GO KINGS!!!

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October 19, 2022 7:02 pm

Draper: “It’s been 192 days, i feel like I’ve been in jail crossing them off.”

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October 19, 2022 7:09 pm

I must’ve just suffered a head wound, because I just saw Ron Artest and Barry Bonds ringing a cow bell the size of a Yugo.

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October 19, 2022 7:11 pm
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You might want to get that checked

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October 19, 2022 7:10 pm

Am so curious to see how this team plays together during the real season. Can’t wait. GO KINGS!!!

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October 19, 2022 7:12 pm

Too bad we don’t do caption contests…

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October 19, 2022 7:19 pm
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Who’s hand is that?

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October 19, 2022 7:20 pm
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“Cough.”

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October 19, 2022 7:12 pm

Hey all! Let’s do this!

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October 19, 2022 7:20 pm

Anyone getting the Kings feed on StreamEast? I can only find the Portland feed.

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October 19, 2022 7:31 pm
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(((((thanks for that)))))))

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October 19, 2022 7:22 pm

Interesting first minutes. Bit jittery but the mentalities there. Need more at the rim penetration offensively. Fox should look a bit more for Domas DHO’s.

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October 19, 2022 7:22 pm

I’m already sick of Katie and Kyal calling Fox Foxie

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October 19, 2022 7:36 pm
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Portland crew ain’t too bad

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October 19, 2022 7:23 pm

Lazy 5 out

Fred
October 19, 2022 7:24 pm

rushing too much on defense, need to chill
good to see the effort tho

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October 19, 2022 7:25 pm
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Jitters. They’ll settle down.

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October 19, 2022 7:25 pm

This is why u put 0 stock into preseason

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October 19, 2022 7:30 pm

Not a good start for KZ

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October 19, 2022 7:34 pm

Sabonis is kinda trash 😬

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October 19, 2022 7:34 pm

This ain’t no pre season.

Fred
October 19, 2022 7:38 pm

preseason timeouts are out of the question right? cause they need them man

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October 19, 2022 7:42 pm

Allowing 30+ per quarter is not good defense right?

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October 19, 2022 7:43 pm
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Neither is 9 personal fouls.

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October 19, 2022 7:45 pm
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At least 10 pts off bad, sloppy turnovers. Clean that up, settle down, and they’ll be okay.

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October 19, 2022 7:46 pm
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Hopefully the 3rd quarter blues don’t come.

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October 19, 2022 7:45 pm

Terrible challenge this early

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October 19, 2022 7:45 pm

Kings down by eight in the first quarter.

Overreaction Central: “Better luck next season.”

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October 19, 2022 7:47 pm

Well, that quarter sucked.

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October 19, 2022 7:47 pm

Still commit stupid fouls, still can’t rebound, still challenge calls that we lose 90% of the time… no way this team cracks 40 wins

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October 19, 2022 7:50 pm

I really want to see Richaun have a good season……at least he’s traded.

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October 19, 2022 7:51 pm

Yikes! Looking at the box score after the first quarter, they’re not playing like they did during the preseason. Just jitters during the first game, or Kangz?

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October 19, 2022 7:53 pm
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Jitters. Every 3 is short. Tension – short-arming the ball. Careless turnovers. I see a team pressing too hard. If they can keep it in the single digits going into the half, they’ll settle down.

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October 19, 2022 7:52 pm

Davion on the floor with Nurk only to have Monk lose the damn ball

peyroux
October 19, 2022 7:54 pm
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Buddy 2.0

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October 19, 2022 8:20 pm
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Have a terrible feeling swapping him for Divincenzo was a brutal unforced error

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October 19, 2022 8:25 pm
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You may be right purely from a talent standpoint. But DD didn’t want to come off the bench, and he sure wasn’t going beat out Huerter to start. Makes me think McNair had the Huerter deal in his back pocket when he declined DD’s option.

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October 19, 2022 8:27 pm
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I wasn’t impressed in the slightest with Divincezo’s game last year. I can’t see how we’ll miss him.

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October 19, 2022 8:29 pm
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Based on his time in Milwaukee, I can understand what some people saw in him. He was coming back last year from a serious ankle injury, and the rust he showed was pretty clear to see. Hard to know for sure what he would have been here. Will be interested to see what he does in GS this year.

(Edited to add: damn iPad keyboard)

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October 19, 2022 7:54 pm

Good D by Fox at the rim

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October 19, 2022 7:54 pm

They were running such nice offensive sets in preseason, now it’s back to 1 on 1

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October 19, 2022 7:57 pm

Ugh. I can deal with opening night jitters, poor shooting. No problem. But the continued defensive lapses are driving me nuts. Old habits die hard.

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October 19, 2022 7:57 pm

I’d blame Greg, but really, it’s the Kings we’re talking about.

Fred
October 19, 2022 7:58 pm

lyles is 0/3 and fox 3/4
nice? i guess

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October 19, 2022 8:00 pm

Domas

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October 19, 2022 8:05 pm

Huerter will be one of the best players on this team by seasons end

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October 19, 2022 8:06 pm
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Mike Brown is trying to build another Draymond out of KZ. Don’t think that’s going to happen. But he might have another Klay, in Huerter, by season’s end.

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October 19, 2022 8:05 pm

Davion got pissed and changed the game

Fred
October 19, 2022 8:08 pm
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dame is having his off night

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October 19, 2022 8:09 pm

Huerter can not guard Grant

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October 19, 2022 8:09 pm

Nice

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October 19, 2022 8:11 pm

There we go. Get to the paint, be aggressive, and good things happen

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October 19, 2022 8:12 pm

Kings have been putrid for all but about 4 minutes of this half…

…and they’re leading.

That bodes well.

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October 19, 2022 8:13 pm

Foxie feeling the trey

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October 19, 2022 8:15 pm

Fox decides to pass the ball and penetrate to force the other team to try and they get points. Imagine that?

WTF is the Foxie thing?

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October 19, 2022 8:16 pm

I can’t stand it

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October 19, 2022 8:17 pm
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Did they both agree to this stupid banter before the season?

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October 19, 2022 8:28 pm

I think it comes naturally. Like a hurricane.

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October 19, 2022 8:16 pm

Wow, Mitchell, Fox, Davis, Huerter, Sabonis – that’s a small lineup. Is Huerter your 4 in that lineup?

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October 19, 2022 8:17 pm
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He surprisingly is and it is working.

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October 19, 2022 8:20 pm
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I think TD is.

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October 19, 2022 8:16 pm

TD looks so conditioned. holy shit he’s everywhere

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October 19, 2022 8:22 pm
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He looks like he’s playing just slightly more under control right now than prior years, which he really needed. The eyeball scout always thought he was trying to play the game in a gear he didn’t quite have. Slow down half a step, and suddenly the game comes to you.

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October 19, 2022 8:19 pm

Will they play in the third?

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October 19, 2022 8:39 pm

There’s a quarter called the Third
Which most Kings fans always dread
If it happens again
And the Kings trail by ten
Bitch on this site’s next thread

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October 19, 2022 8:24 pm

Kings basketball is good!

kgdobter
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October 19, 2022 8:24 pm

Sabonis with just two rebounds

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October 19, 2022 8:24 pm

Missed you guys

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October 19, 2022 8:52 pm

Good?

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October 19, 2022 8:27 pm

the halftime act was some funny ass shit. My goodness.

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October 19, 2022 8:39 pm
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Nothing good I can say about that. Embarrassing

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October 19, 2022 8:48 pm
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some sort of mush-mouth karaoke

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October 19, 2022 8:29 pm

We changed the game through defense. Mike Brown, you made me a believer. Go Kings!

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October 19, 2022 8:37 pm

Second quarter box score looks much better! Just do that every quarter, for the rest of the year.

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October 19, 2022 8:38 pm

Good lord. If Fox can shoot anything remotely like this, to go with Huerter’s shooting, the Kings may not need a huge front court presence out of Barnes/Murray/Sabonis.

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October 19, 2022 8:40 pm
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But this is also showing some of what we were hoping for. Murray is out. Barnes is invisible. Sabonis is a non-factor with Nurkic in the lineup. But Fox/Herter/Davis are carrying the load tonight. They aren’t going to shoot like this every night though, and it’s on those nights that the front court will step up and carry the team.

82 games is a long season. You have to be able to win in multiple ways. The Kings haven’t been able to do that in a long, long time. But again, what I’m seeing tonight bodes well.

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October 19, 2022 8:46 pm

This is who Fox has to be. Adequate defense. Enough shooting to keep defenses from sagging off him, allowing him to cut and drive, and enough ball movement to avoid ISO situations (it doesn’t have to be 10 assists a night). All of that is going to combine to allow him to completely take over games for stretches…like we’re seeing tonight.

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October 19, 2022 8:48 pm

Been a long time since I felt like the Kings “stole” a player in a trade. But Huerter is sure looking like one of those tonight. Atlanta seriously had no room for this guy?!?

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October 19, 2022 8:52 pm

Sabonis is really out of sync tonight

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October 19, 2022 10:39 pm
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Sabonis really was trash tonight. It felt like he was too small to bang inside and create space for a shot, and too big to move around those guys. No handles.
But Huerter was clutch, the three pointer and then steal and layup in the 3rd was awesome.

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October 19, 2022 8:55 pm

APB on Barnes please

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October 19, 2022 8:59 pm

A lot of missed calls going against the Kings.

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October 19, 2022 9:01 pm

Yup, was just about to post that. Some serious blown calls.

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October 19, 2022 9:01 pm

What’s new? 😂

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October 19, 2022 9:01 pm

Kings look like a real NBA team for the first time in a long time, executing on both ends, playing the way the game is played now. A ways to go talent wise, but you can already see Brown’s impact as a coach. Team will be fun to watch this year.

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October 19, 2022 9:02 pm

Simons has Damian Lilliard mannerisms now

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October 19, 2022 9:03 pm
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PDX were very wise to cash out on McCollum with Simons waiting in the wings.

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October 19, 2022 9:10 pm
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He acts like dame now, looks at his expressions and the way he walks

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October 19, 2022 9:04 pm

Sabonis really needs to find some semblance of rhythm i the 4th. They’re gong to need him.

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October 19, 2022 9:04 pm

Lost 3rd quarter. They not making the playoffs or playin struggling with Portland at home.

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October 19, 2022 9:06 pm
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Opening night games always have weird vibes. Wouldn’t read too much into this one, regardless of which way it goes.

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October 19, 2022 9:38 pm
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LOL that’s not how it works

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October 19, 2022 9:06 pm

God damn how many calls have the Blazer gotten for just falling down?

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October 19, 2022 9:07 pm

Fuck, Simons is looking legit.

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October 19, 2022 9:08 pm

Ball’s not moving. That needs to change…stat.

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October 19, 2022 9:11 pm

Fox and Huerter are just unreal tongiht.

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October 19, 2022 9:15 pm

That cowbell cam needs to go. Players look so awkward and confused, haha

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October 19, 2022 9:16 pm

Fox with 30 and it doesn’t feel like he’s forced anything all night.

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October 19, 2022 9:17 pm
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Spoke too soon

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October 19, 2022 9:18 pm
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LOL…I jinxed it. Heat check?

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October 19, 2022 9:23 pm

TD!!! 😂😂😂😂

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October 19, 2022 9:24 pm
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So much for my comment about him playing more in control…lol.

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October 19, 2022 9:24 pm

Sabonis shedded a little too much weight he can’t back anyone down

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October 19, 2022 9:26 pm

Taunting? What the actual fuck NBA?

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October 19, 2022 9:30 pm

Lol this officiating is ass. Calls are so biased in favor of the Blazers throughout the game.

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October 19, 2022 10:43 pm
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When Lillard drove, tried to pivot, and slipped in the last minute, did they call a kick on Sabonis? His leg was already moving in that direction, totally unintentional right? Such a bad call. Would have lead to a steal

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October 19, 2022 9:32 pm

On such a mild flex. What a joke

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October 19, 2022 9:35 pm
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Very mild indeed.

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October 19, 2022 9:28 pm

Ugh. Collapse in the final minutes

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October 19, 2022 9:29 pm
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Aided by refs wearing red and black.

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October 19, 2022 9:30 pm

Same Zangzs

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October 19, 2022 9:31 pm

Sabonis had a very ugly game tonight

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October 19, 2022 9:32 pm
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The whole frontcourt has been basically invisible tonight. It’s actually a miracle the Kings are even in this one.

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October 19, 2022 9:35 pm
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Murray should help. The fact that he is their best option there as a rookie is telling

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October 19, 2022 9:37 pm
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Holmes was getting worked by Winslow.

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October 19, 2022 9:31 pm

I rarely complain about officiating but it has not been very consistent or really evenly called in my opinion…

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