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Sport Kings can't catch Raptors in 124-120 loss

05:40  07 november  2019
05:40  07 november  2019 Source:   latimes.com

McLellan: Dismal trip showed some Kings 'can't play in the league right now'

  McLellan: Dismal trip showed some Kings 'can't play in the league right now' Todd McLellan is putting his team on notice after a forgettable four-game Midwestern road trip. The Los Angeles Kings head coach refused to blame external factors and put the fault squarely on the players after they were outscored 15-4 in the final three games of the trip in St. Louis, Minnesota, and Chicago. "The schedule has nothing to do with it because the other teams are playing the exact same amount of games, so let's clarify that theThe Los Angeles Kings head coach refused to blame external factors and put the fault squarely on the players after they were outscored 15-4 in the final three games of the trip in St. Louis, Minnesota, and Chicago.

The Kings took knockout blow after knockout blow from the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night; thing was, the But the Raptors knew how to close out a win. In the fourth quarter, Lowry drained 3s and Ibaka had a thundering dunk as the Raptors never let the Kings come within a basket of the lead.

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TORONTO — The Kings took knockout blow after knockout blow from the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night; thing was, the Kings didn’t land any haymakers of their own.

Luke Walton standing in front of a crowd: Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton complains about a call during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on October 25, 2019.© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/TNS Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton complains about a call during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on October 25, 2019.

The defending NBA champions slugged their way to a 124-120 win over the Kings behind 24 points from Kyle Lowry, 23 from Pascal Siakam and 21 from Serge Ibaka. Harrison Barnes had 26 points to lead the Kings while Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 22 and Buddy Hield had 21. The Kings hit 20 of 43 3-pointers to hang with the Raptors.

Babcock: Leafs' grind-it-out win vs. Kings 'good for us'

  Babcock: Leafs' grind-it-out win vs. Kings 'good for us' Mike Babcock might not have been too impressed with his Toronto Maple Leafs after they squeezed out two points against the lowly Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, but he saw the game as a stepping stone. "We need to go through that," the head coach said postgame, according to Yahoo Sports' Justin Cuthbert. "We need to figure out who we are, and the harder the game is for us the better it is. "Would you like to win by a touchdown and everyone relaxes and all that? Yeah, but we're not getting anywhere like that. This is important to do.

12, Westbrook logged 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, but the Thunder lost 131- 120 to Sacramento. The Thunder, however, has much bigger Ten minutes in the Thunder's home debut, Russell Westbrook was holding his shorts as the Thunder and Kings broke up and down the floor at a

Unfortunately, they went through another cold stretch at the wrong time and turned the ball over at inopportune times. Later, the Wizards clawed within one, but a Danny Green 3-pointer in transition gave the Raptors some breathing room, and Siakam took it home from there.

BOX SCORE: RAPTORS 124, KINGS 120

But the Raptors knew how to close out a win. In the fourth quarter, Lowry drained 3s and Ibaka had a thundering dunk as the Raptors never let the Kings come within a basket of the lead.

Barnes hit a 3 with a minute to go to draw the Kings within four, but they were unable to get any closer.

The Raptors were red hot in the first half, shooting at a 70% clip for much of the first 24 minutes. They also hit 17 of 19 free throws. But for the first time this season, the Kings didn’t let the game get out of hand while the other team was rolling. Though they shot just 43% in the first half, the Kings trailed just 66-58. Pin that on offensive rebounds, as Sacramento nabbed seven offensive boards in the first half. Toronto, which made virtually every shot, had just two.

Siakam scores 44, Raptors beat Pelicans, 122-104

  Siakam scores 44, Raptors beat Pelicans, 122-104 NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-104 on Friday night. © APARC Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Toronto used a 45-point second quarter to take control of the game and improved to 6-2. The Pelicans slipped to 1-7.

CHICAGO (AP) If C.J. McCollum finds a shot he likes, he won' t hesitate to take it.

The Sacramento Kings are on the road again on Wednesday and play against the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena. Sacramento will be seeking to avenge the 120 -105 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played January 22nd.

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Reports: Knicks trying to hire Raptors president Masai Ujiri, could fire coach David Fizdale .
This isn't the first time the Knicks have been linked to Ujiri. Running the Nuggets, Ujiri famously outmaneuvered Dolan with the Carmelo Anthony trade. Then, with Toronto, Ujiri fleeced the Knicks with the Andrea Bargnani trade. Dolan was so shook, he later vetoed a trade for Kyle Lowry in fear of getting worked again by Ujiri.That’s the type of executive a team should covet.Dolan has spent big – just often on the wrong people. Phil Jackson, who had no executive experience, is the prime example.Ujiri has proven he can assemble a championship team. He can manage an organization, completely.

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