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Kings vs. Warriors Game Thread

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Pacific.  Let's go Kings!

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Mike120
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January 4, 2021 6:52 pm

First!

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January 4, 2021 6:56 pm
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January 4, 2021 7:04 pm

Get Wiseman in foul trouble asap, and run their asses until they drop dead tired after three games in four nights….go Kings!

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January 4, 2021 7:12 pm

Over under on Lukes nose exposed 12? one before the tip

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January 4, 2021 7:18 pm
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I have the over on that.

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January 4, 2021 7:20 pm
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I wonder if this could be a real prop bet. I think 12 is a good number but I am thinking 5/7 for the halfs.

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January 4, 2021 7:17 pm

Bagley is that player on your kid’s AAU team who thinks the team’s entire reason for existence is to provide them the opportunity to take every shot.

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January 4, 2021 7:19 pm
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Bagley is that player on your kids AAU favorite NBA team who thinks the team’s entire reason for existence is to provide them the opportunity to take every shot.

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January 4, 2021 7:22 pm
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I wonder how he will play with Green in his ear…. Might be an audition.

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January 4, 2021 8:25 pm
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And the Kings are playing like that team does once they figure it out…. Why Try

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January 4, 2021 7:20 pm

Warriors is a much better team with Green

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January 4, 2021 7:21 pm

Why does Barnes have stronger lay ins than Bailey? Shrugs.

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January 4, 2021 7:22 pm

Fuck it. It’s the first Monday after the Holidays. Everytime we see Walton’s nose…DRINK!

FairOaksBob
January 4, 2021 7:46 pm
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Seeing a lot of coaches lower the mask, including a Kings fan favorite who now coaches in Denver. Also seeing coaches remove the mask completely in the huddle. Give it a break.

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January 4, 2021 8:04 pm
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They’re all doing it wrong, and dangerously. They have a public responsibility, as public figures, to wear a mask the way it needs to be worn to be effective. Anything less is negatively influencing public health, and is also just stupid. It’s not hard. They’re just being stubborn and/or dangerously ignorant.

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January 4, 2021 8:27 pm
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Ive seen people run out of the grocery store, Home Depot, Best Buy w/o paying… should I think that is acceptable? Faulty arguement

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January 4, 2021 9:49 pm
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Malone has it pretty much figured out in the games I saw. Yes, he did lower the mask occasionally. But he wasn’t a constant knucklehead about it.

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January 4, 2021 7:23 pm

CoJo in the game so now the offense dies completely

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January 4, 2021 7:26 pm
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Well it must have been on life support before that…they only have 7 on the board.

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January 4, 2021 7:24 pm

Buddy’s patented loose handle leads to an easy turnover

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January 4, 2021 7:25 pm

Ah, the Butter-Hield fingers…

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January 4, 2021 8:27 pm
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Buddyfingers?

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January 4, 2021 7:26 pm

Why does Walton take Fox out so quickly in the first quarter….dumb fuck..

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm
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I was wondering the same thing. Is there any other coach who subs out his best player first in the 1st quarter? It’s been a trend of Walton’s and I wonder why.

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January 4, 2021 7:29 pm
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I don’t get it either….my assumption would be so Fox gets a little breather, in order to finish the quarter out on the court?

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January 4, 2021 7:33 pm
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Even when Haliburton was avaliable, Walton was taking Fox out and having only CoJo on the floor to run the point

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January 4, 2021 7:26 pm

The Kings clearly need to pass to Bags more.

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January 4, 2021 7:26 pm

Kings have scored 37 points in their last 2.5 quarters

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm

Gonna be a long night of uncalled moving screens

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm

Dare you to watch Bagley off-ball when the kings have the ball.

Man.

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm
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He just waiting to be passed to because he’s so great!

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January 4, 2021 7:29 pm
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Any Bagley fan needs to do this and chew on it for a while.

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January 4, 2021 9:50 pm
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But is it that he’s disengaged, or he literally doesn’t have the BBIQ to know what to do?

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm

Y’know, when Boogie was a black hole there was at least a chance that he could convert. When Bagley does if, it might as well be a turnover in terms of impact.

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm

So buddy strip, bagley walk, cojo floor pounding… loving this offense

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm

This could get ugly

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January 4, 2021 7:27 pm

How would you grade the first 6 minutes for the Kings? On a scale from 1-100, I was thinking a solid D

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January 4, 2021 7:28 pm

Come on, this lineup with CoJo running the point is death itself. There is no playmaking neither someone capable of creating off the dribble. Would it hurt so much to try Kyle Guy?

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January 4, 2021 7:29 pm

Walton’s excellent half court offense on full display.

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January 4, 2021 7:31 pm

Just effing play Bags the whole damn game.

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January 4, 2021 7:34 pm

This message is approved by TeamBagley

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January 4, 2021 7:31 pm

Cut Bagley already

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January 4, 2021 7:38 pm
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And whiteside

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January 4, 2021 7:32 pm

Well this is the Kings I expected to see this season. First 4 games were a nice distraction I guess.

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January 4, 2021 7:32 pm
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They have returned to norm.

FairOaksBob
January 4, 2021 7:48 pm
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Shows how good Hali really is.

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January 4, 2021 7:32 pm

Now this is the Kings team I was expecting to see this season.

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January 4, 2021 7:34 pm

Looking forward to 28 minutes of Cojo.

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January 4, 2021 7:34 pm

CoJo/Bagley/Walton gonna lead the tank

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January 4, 2021 8:30 pm
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I don’t hate CoJo he is who he is. I agree on Walton and Bagley.

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January 4, 2021 7:34 pm

Finally, my Tankathon bookmark is getting clicked.

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January 4, 2021 7:34 pm
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LOL!

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January 4, 2021 7:34 pm

The fact that the tv is already off in the first quarter means it should probably rebuild

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January 4, 2021 7:37 pm

Kings were 3-2 with Halli. Going on 0-2 without him.

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January 4, 2021 7:40 pm

The biggest difference: Kings were competitive for 6 of 6 game with Hali. Going on 0 games without him.

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January 4, 2021 7:37 pm

Whiteside has no lift anymore.

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January 4, 2021 7:38 pm
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it looks like his shoes weigh 50 pounds

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January 4, 2021 7:40 pm
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Can’t seem to finish at the rim either.

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January 4, 2021 7:45 pm
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Nobody can finish at the rim right now. Not Whiteside, not Bagley, not Barnes. Maybe Holmes.

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January 4, 2021 7:44 pm
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At some point someone is going to drive and pass the ball, it’s going to explode on his face. He seems to have lost his reflexes

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EnglishKing
January 4, 2021 7:41 pm

All-Time Least Energetic King: Whiteside or WCS?

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January 4, 2021 7:42 pm
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Definitely Whiteside. He combines lethargy with no athleticism. Just looks like he’s plodding around out there

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January 4, 2021 7:44 pm
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I’m having Cousins flashbacks.

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January 4, 2021 7:41 pm

I would say watching this is horrendous but that feels a bit kind

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January 4, 2021 7:41 pm

This offense is cold garbage.

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January 4, 2021 7:41 pm

CoJo’s defense lol

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January 4, 2021 7:42 pm

Didn’t we sign Cojo to be a good defender?

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January 4, 2021 7:44 pm
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Yep, just like we drafted Bagley over Luka, JJJ, Trae because he’s better.

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January 4, 2021 7:45 pm
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Another brilliant player evaluation by Vlade. God I can’t wait for McNair to completely purge this roster of nearly every Vlade contribution and just start fresh. Expecting to see guys like Bjelica and CoJo shipped out for whatever they can get….and then perhaps one of Buddy or Barnes.

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January 4, 2021 7:51 pm
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But they cant get anything for those guys. They aren’t worth their contracts, not even close. With the exception of Bjelica.

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January 4, 2021 8:07 pm
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Who cares? Trade them for scrap metal. Addition by subtraction. More fuel for the tank and more playing time for the young players who need it and will value it.

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January 4, 2021 7:43 pm

This is hard to watch. End of first quarter, Kings have nowhere to go but up.

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January 4, 2021 7:46 pm
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There is always another ring to descend to in Basketball Hell.

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January 4, 2021 8:32 pm
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That’s what we keep learning. There’s always a new low.

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January 4, 2021 7:45 pm

It looks like the Kings are playing a back to back…pathetic!

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January 4, 2021 7:45 pm

King’s shooting is horrendous.

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January 4, 2021 7:45 pm

Whiteside looks hilarious out there. So sloppy, lazy and uncoordinated. He looks so disinterested, it’s laughable.

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January 4, 2021 7:46 pm

half-court offense is just pathetic

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January 4, 2021 7:46 pm

Kings just need to find Bagley more, I’m sure that’s it

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January 4, 2021 7:47 pm
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I found him!!!!!
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he’s on the bench.

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January 4, 2021 7:48 pm
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Sshhhh! Don’t tell Team Bagley.

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January 4, 2021 7:48 pm

Well if the goal was to tank then the Whiteside signing was brilliant Lol

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January 4, 2021 7:48 pm

Bagley Ball is is finally catching on with Sacramento we have. 3.5 Turnover to Assist ratio

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January 4, 2021 7:48 pm

My god…the offense is ugly.

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January 4, 2021 7:48 pm

So much for my €œadversity creates unity€ mantra I chose when making my predictions tonight. This team looks like shit.
(My apologies to shit for the comparison)

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January 4, 2021 7:48 pm

Warriors stretch this out past 20+, you can fagetaboutit.

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January 4, 2021 7:49 pm

This will hopefully give us a shot to see all the 2nd rounders.

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January 4, 2021 7:50 pm
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Yeah, let’s see some fresh blood.

OakieNiner
January 4, 2021 7:49 pm

Poor ball movement leading to poor shot selections and resulting in poor efficiency. Kings have fallen back into iso basketball. Everyone’s trying to be a superstar and none of them have IT.

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January 4, 2021 7:50 pm
Bagley is going to need to play if he's going to get better. Kings need to figure out what they have in him and have been frank that this season isn't about the playoffs, but evaluation and planning for the next 1-3 years. Barnes looks like he'll fetch a pick and finally escape basketball hell, as he plainly doesn't belong here. Who knows what Buddy will be worth by they time the Kings have accepted his bargain basement value and decided to trade him. CoJo and Bjelly will be gone next year too, one way or the other. This is the team I signed up for this year, though the first four games were nice. But on the bright side - the rookie looks real, real good. And Fox looks like he may not yet be a All NBA guard, but certainly All-Star level. That's a good sign for this mini rebuild.The fact we get to enjoy a couple sweet wins that we have no business winning is just a fun part of the journey. Hell - Kyle Guy and Chimezie Metu are fun! And we're still yet to get a real taste of Jeffries, Woodard, and Ramsey who may come into play down the line.  The Kings are who we thought they were. It will be up to Monte to put the right pieces in place down the line. So watching them get blown out this year is gonna suck, but remember it's what you signed up for. We're Kings fans, and passionately watching eternal mediocrity and celebrating every slightly-better-than-expected moment is what keeps that dim, flicker of hope alive in this abysmal franchise. 
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January 4, 2021 7:52 pm
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What’s up with this formatting? Anyone know?

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January 4, 2021 8:04 pm
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Certainly not I

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January 4, 2021 7:52 pm

Whiteside is our best shooter.

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January 4, 2021 7:53 pm

50 pts in last 3+ quarters. Give bagley all the shots so we can see true inefficiency on display

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January 4, 2021 7:54 pm
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Kings team doing a good job of displaying that the last 3+ quarters

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January 4, 2021 7:56 pm
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That was kinda the point 🙂

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January 4, 2021 7:53 pm

Buddy is a non- factor this season.

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January 4, 2021 7:53 pm

Curry out extended minutes and we don’t close the gap

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January 4, 2021 7:54 pm

Kings starters getting outplayed by Warriors bench.

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January 4, 2021 7:56 pm

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January 4, 2021 7:54 pm

I dont think 26.9% shooting will win

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January 4, 2021 7:54 pm

Only person that looks like they want something on offense is Fox. And there’s only so much he can do.

FairOaksBob
January 4, 2021 7:54 pm

Welp this was a good season. They gave us about 5 games of hope. Better than most seasons past. I’ll take it. Now for the tank.

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January 4, 2021 7:57 pm
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Whew. I was wondering the old Kings had gone. And, €œthey’re . . . Baaack!€

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January 4, 2021 7:55 pm

This Golden State is bad without Curry and Green on the court. Fox should play all of those minutes

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January 4, 2021 7:57 pm

Shatner shilling CPAP cleaners more entertaining than the Kings.

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January 4, 2021 8:00 pm

Bagley back in….Green says thank you.

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January 4, 2021 8:02 pm

This is not very much fun to watch…

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