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Mike120
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November 13, 2022 5:57 pm

Keep Curry below his season average.

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November 13, 2022 6:03 pm

These matchups are always fun to watch.

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November 13, 2022 6:06 pm

Hope the refs don’t get another clay rim job

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Marty
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November 13, 2022 6:11 pm

THANK GOD my affordable stream is going with the GSW broadcast team, that was a close one.

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November 13, 2022 6:16 pm
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I’d rather be listening to Mark Jones tonight, personally.

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November 13, 2022 6:18 pm
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It’s like choosing between two pieces of rotten fruit.

My listening to Kayte days have come to an end.

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November 13, 2022 6:38 pm
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I like Jones fwiw. Draper is such a cornball I struggle to listen to him.

The early Kayte hate I felt was tinged with misogyny, but I must admit I don’t feel she’s improved nuch as time has gone on.

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November 13, 2022 6:50 pm
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I like Jones and I like Draper. And I think Fitz is nearly unbearable. And yet, I can’t listen to the Kings. That should tell you.

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November 13, 2022 9:04 pm
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She’s pretty bad, sadly. I wish she weren’t is the nicest way I can say it.

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November 13, 2022 6:17 pm
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Really?

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November 13, 2022 6:41 pm
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GSWs broadcast team is trash

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November 13, 2022 6:11 pm

Like the uniforms

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November 13, 2022 6:16 pm
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Same. Normally the alternate jerseys are an automatic cringe for me, but these are actually pretty nice.

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November 13, 2022 6:21 pm
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Better than old red uniforms. We’ll all like this new uni if the Kings pull out a win.

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November 13, 2022 6:36 pm
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I’m probably the only person who liked the red.

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November 13, 2022 7:42 pm
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Nope, I liked them too.

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November 13, 2022 6:28 pm
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Not a fan of grey as a base color for any uniform but they aren’t terrible. Really wish they’d use that Sacramento wordmark on their purple uniforms instead of “SAC” though

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November 13, 2022 6:30 pm
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I normally HATE grey as a uniform base with the passion of a thousand burning suns. But this base is a much darker grey, and I’m not sure there’s a better color to combine it with than Kings purple.

Of course, I could also be massively over analyzing this…

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November 13, 2022 6:15 pm

Hopefully Keegan bounces back.

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November 13, 2022 6:17 pm
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Off to a nice start!

We have to remember that NBA athletes are also human. Keegan’s grandmother had a stroke. He’s 22 years old and just starting to find his way in life, let alone the NBA.

Long-term he’ll be fine. There are just things he has to go through – as an NBA player, and as a man.

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November 13, 2022 6:18 pm
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Well said.

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November 13, 2022 6:16 pm

Enough jumpers for now Fox. Come on…

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November 13, 2022 6:17 pm

He’s taken 2 jumpers so far….jeez.

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November 13, 2022 6:27 pm
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They were having success in the paint.

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November 13, 2022 6:17 pm

Really happy to see that the Kings are looking for Keegan early. They are clearly trying to get him off.

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November 13, 2022 6:18 pm

I wonder what it’ll feel like if the Kings ever jump out to a big lead?

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November 13, 2022 6:19 pm
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It’ll feel like you’ll still have something to complain about.

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November 13, 2022 6:26 pm
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Ouch

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November 13, 2022 6:19 pm

Gorgeous screen by Domas for a Keegan 3!!!

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November 13, 2022 6:20 pm

What a beautiful 3 by Keegan!! Love the action to get that shot!

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November 13, 2022 6:24 pm

Barnes with an air ball?

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November 13, 2022 6:26 pm
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After all that great passing to set him up with a wide open corner 3 smh

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November 13, 2022 6:24 pm

Barnes shot that last three as if someone had just told him that Jeff freaking Saturday and the Colts actually beat the Raiders today…

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November 13, 2022 6:26 pm

Missing a ton of shots at the basket.

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November 13, 2022 6:29 pm

At least the new uniforms spell out the entire name of the city.

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November 13, 2022 6:32 pm

This team fails to relax when they play the Warriors.

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November 13, 2022 6:32 pm

Kings can’t buy a bucket

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November 13, 2022 6:32 pm

Kings 3PT shooting been rough these last 2 games. Not gonna pull too many wins out if they aren’t hitting them with the kind of defense they have

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November 13, 2022 6:32 pm

Now is the time to make up ground without Steph in the game.

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November 13, 2022 6:34 pm

Barely beat a terrible Lakers team. What do we expect here? But the Kings are trending upward right?

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November 13, 2022 7:02 pm

Correct.

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November 13, 2022 6:39 pm

Fox real sloppy with his handle and his midrange been off to start this game. Gotta find his groove and quick with the team down double digits early. Can’t let the Warriors extend this to 20 or so

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November 13, 2022 6:40 pm

Monk for the And1!!!!

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November 13, 2022 6:40 pm

Welcome back, Keegan.

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November 13, 2022 6:41 pm

Murray with three steals already

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November 13, 2022 6:42 pm

Keegan has become Gary Payton

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November 13, 2022 6:43 pm

Love the fact that Murray has 6 FGA attempted already. Plus the 2 steals back to back was awesome, too.

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November 13, 2022 6:44 pm

Metu’s defense is so bad

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November 13, 2022 6:48 pm

I like this Mitchell/TD combo lately.

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November 13, 2022 6:48 pm

Great to see Davion getting that layup!! Excellent recognition!!!

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November 13, 2022 6:49 pm

Is there something we don’t know about Holmes? Yeah it was a bad start to the season, but Bad Richaun Holmes is still about as good as average Chimezie Metu.

Does Brown think he’s so unplayable that it’s not worth giving him some minutes to figure it out rather than Metu?

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November 13, 2022 6:51 pm
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Combination of just how bad the minutes have been + the team is winning games now with him out of the rotation. I get it, even though it sucks that Holmes has been such a non-factor for them

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November 13, 2022 6:53 pm
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I’ve just seen too much good basketball from Holmes to believe he suddenly has no value anymore. There has to be more to this than what we know. Maybe he just wants out?

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November 13, 2022 7:05 pm
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Defensively, he looked lost. Maybe it’s the new system or maybe he’s still hurt about giving up his spot to Sabonis. Offensively, he is only effective in the PnR and once Hali left, so did his points. Although, I’m not a fan of Metu, he at least gives a slight threat as a 3 point shooter. It’s a bummer cause Holmes could always be counted on to bring energy.

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November 13, 2022 7:11 pm
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26% 3 point shooter is a huge liability.

He is getting playing time because he has started to play within the flow of the offense and not launch up 12 3 pointers just because.

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November 13, 2022 6:51 pm

We need Monk’s aggressiveness tonight!

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November 13, 2022 6:54 pm

Monk quickly becoming one of my favorite Kings

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November 13, 2022 6:55 pm
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Just instant energy and playmaking off the bench

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November 13, 2022 6:57 pm
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I didn’t watch him much in LA and was worried he was a Buddy Hield character. He’s so much more skilled and intelligent with the ball than Buddy ever was.

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November 13, 2022 7:02 pm
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Yeah I honestly had no idea he was this good of a playmaker.

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November 13, 2022 6:57 pm
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It’s the ratio of “No, no, no YES!” plays to “no, no, NO” plays. Monk’s ratio of those is far higher than both Buddy’s and TD’s, although TD’s ratio has improved somewhat this season.

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November 13, 2022 7:03 pm
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Lol he looks like pure chaos with the ball in his hands but the results continue to be good

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November 13, 2022 6:54 pm

Something I’m seeing over and over again….this Kings team playing poorly for stretches, but having enough talent to consistently haul themselves back into games. Like many others lately, I’m watching this game and wondering how the Kings are even in it, let alone had a couple of leads.

Another sign of an improving team. Now to keep cleaning things up and not playing down to the level of competition.

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November 13, 2022 6:55 pm

Monk is my favorite!

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November 13, 2022 6:56 pm

Monk got too cute with it. Drats. Kings had all the momentum.

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November 13, 2022 6:57 pm
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And, yet, Monk’s out of control aggression gets him to the line again. Malik Monk has been absolutely incredible tonight. Very fun overall.

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November 13, 2022 7:00 pm
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Somebody is talking to themselves.

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November 13, 2022 7:10 pm

As opposed to other times when I talk to you?

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November 13, 2022 6:56 pm

And Fox only has five points

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November 13, 2022 6:57 pm

Monk is the 6th man of the year!

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November 13, 2022 6:59 pm
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Westbrook probably.

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November 13, 2022 7:17 pm

Not if his team finishes 2-79.

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November 13, 2022 6:58 pm

DOMAS FOR TREE!!!!!

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November 13, 2022 6:59 pm

Kings can win if they keep playing this hard.

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November 13, 2022 7:00 pm

Yeah, I see a big second half for the Kings if they can sustain this.

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November 13, 2022 7:01 pm

With 11/8/6, Domas headed toward a triple-double with 2 minutes left in the 2nd.

(Domas is running the numbers up faster than I can type this…lol.)

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November 13, 2022 7:02 pm

Vintage Fox mid range game.

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November 13, 2022 7:03 pm

Seems like we are getting a few make up calls. Which is to say we are getting calls.

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November 13, 2022 7:09 pm
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Subconscious bias is a real thing. The Kings have been so bad for so long, it may have been a case of a sort of “muscle memory” for the officials.

Mike Brown calling it out multiple times helped, but oddly, I think Huerter going public with his “the refs do seem to call Kings games differently” – as a guy coming in from another organization, carried a sruprising amount of weight in getting the league and the refs to reflect and revisit how they call Kings games.

Or it’s just wishful thinking on my part…one or the other.

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November 13, 2022 7:04 pm

What is it with Kevin Huerter and FT’s this year? Ay ay ay.

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November 13, 2022 7:05 pm

BS bailout.

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November 13, 2022 7:06 pm

Man, if Wiggins wasn’t such a long term piece for GSW, he’d be perfect on this team.

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November 13, 2022 7:06 pm

Did Barnes just shoot a….curveball? That was one of the weirdest looking shots off the hand that I’ve ever seen.

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November 13, 2022 7:07 pm
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I really hope we find the Monstars who took his talent.

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November 13, 2022 7:08 pm
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Or someone to take his place.

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November 13, 2022 7:07 pm

Fox gotta tighten that handle up. Still, big response in the 2nd to regain the lead after that brutal 1st quarter.

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November 13, 2022 7:07 pm

Wiggins put back looked like goaltending.

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November 13, 2022 7:08 pm

Ok….Okay! This looks pretty good, and with room for improvement!

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November 13, 2022 7:11 pm

Kings are playing great basketball. Looks like they’re gonna sacrifice defense and rebounding but it’s working

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November 13, 2022 7:12 pm

Nobody does halftime karaoke like G1C does halftime karaoke.

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November 13, 2022 7:13 pm

The untenable overly loquacious verbose game call by Mark Jones is unbearably annoying and distracting.

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November 13, 2022 7:17 pm
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He’s got his own language.

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November 13, 2022 7:25 pm
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Jones is telling more stories about the Dubs than the Kings 🤣🤣🤣. Jesus Christ stfu.

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November 13, 2022 7:13 pm

Fox and Barnes have nine points between them

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November 13, 2022 7:16 pm
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Just when I thought Barnes was starting to figure things out…he’s back to being invisible tonight. Might need to see less of him in the 2nd half again like last time they played the Warriors if this continues for the first half of the 3rd quarter

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November 13, 2022 7:20 pm
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Barnes game is down to drawing fouls and hitting the occasional three.

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November 13, 2022 7:21 pm
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Keegan Murray has been excellent scoring the ball at least. It’s really a killer when both Murray and Barnes aren’t doing much. At least Keegan has 13 so far in the game.

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November 13, 2022 7:24 pm

God, a passive start just like 1st quarter.

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November 13, 2022 7:26 pm

Attack the rim!
Metu at least will go at the rim like he belongs there.
too much relying on jump shots – although when They are falling it is fun

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November 13, 2022 7:28 pm

Lol at not calling an offensive foul on Looney

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November 13, 2022 7:30 pm
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Was KM moving? Didn’t look like it.

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November 13, 2022 7:28 pm

Oh come on refs.

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November 13, 2022 7:28 pm

GS is such a veteran team. Incredible all of the little things they do….I want to say right, but really it’s just using the rules to their advantage. Still impressive.

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November 13, 2022 7:30 pm

One thing you can say about the 2022 Kings for sure, they get back on D.

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November 13, 2022 7:31 pm

If I hear Jones tell one more story about the Dubs I’m gonna barf.

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November 13, 2022 7:32 pm

16 points allowed in fewer than 4 minutes to open the 3rd. Ooph

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