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The Sacramento Kings Are A Step Closer To Moving To Seattle

The Sacramento Kings Are A Step Closer To Moving To Seattle

deadspin.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 20, 2013
Marc Stein and others are reporting that the Maloofs have agreed to sell a majority stake of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate the team to Seattle by the start of next season. Though something like this has happened before, this time t…
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  • Faried helps Nuggets beat Thunder in overtime

    Faried helps Nuggets beat Thunder in overtime

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durantand Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak.
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  • Pistons blow big lead, but hold off Celtics

    Pistons blow big lead, but hold off Celtics

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons returned from Europe with a 103-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
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  • Thunder coach Brooks back after mother's death

    Thunder coach Brooks back after mother's death

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks was on the bench leading his team in Sunday night's game against the Denver Nuggets one day after his 79-year-old mother's death.
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  • Mavs fight off late Magic surge to claim win

    Mavs fight off late Magic surge to claim win

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Shawn Marion had 20 points, and O.J. Mayo and Vince Carter scored 15 apiece as the Dallas Mavericks fought off a late Orlando surge and beat the Magic 111-105 on Sunday night.
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  • Dwight Howard Ejected On Perhaps The Flimsiest Double Technical…

    Dwight Howard Ejected On Perhaps The Flimsiest Double Technical Foul Ever

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    What you see there, somewhere, is Dwight Howard's second technical foul of the day-second technical foul of the first half, even-and so, the referees had to send him packing. Their hands were tied, it's a rule. Howard appears to get tangled up with th
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  • Fields, Raptors dish Lakers fifth straight road loss

    Fields, Raptors dish Lakers fifth straight road loss

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    Fields, Raptors dish Lakers fifth straight road loss
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  • NBA Players Association Head Billy Hunter Once Used $22,000 Of …

    NBA Players Association Head Billy Hunter Once Used $22,000 Of Union Funds To Buy Derek Fisher A Watch

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    The NBAPA's board recently commissioned a independent review of the record of noted nepotism-abuser Billy Hunter, who has been union head for 16 years. Though the review found that his actions fell short of illegality, it did reveal a few odd pieces of …
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  • Chris 'Birdman' Andersen signs with Heat

    Chris 'Birdman' Andersen signs with Heat

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    Chris Andersen wore a stars-and-stripes headband Sunday morning, showed off the colorful array of tattoos that stretch from his neck to his ankles and virtually all spots in between, and spoke about himself in the third person.
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  • Suns choose Hunter as interim coach

    Suns choose Hunter as interim coach

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    The Phoenix Suns have turned to a man with 17 years of experience as an NBA player, but none as a coach, to take over the flagging team that hasn't been this bad halfway through a season in a quarter century.
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  • Wade denies rift with Spoelstra, calls him 'family'

    Wade denies rift with Spoelstra, calls him 'family'

    CNNSI.com Jan 20, 2013
    Wade denies rift with Spoelstra, calls him 'family'
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  • San Antonio Doesn’t Even Need Tim Duncan; Warriors Win A Wild G…

    San Antonio Doesn’t Even Need Tim Duncan; Warriors Win A Wild Game

    dimemag.com Jan 20, 2013
    In Tony Parker‘s last three games in Atlanta, he’s scored 33 points a game. Knowing that, can we fault Gregg Popovich for sitting Tim Duncan in the Spurs’ five-point win over the Hawks? Not really, not after seeing San Antonio hold the Hawks down in
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  • Jennings goes for 30 as Bucks slip past Blazers

    Jennings goes for 30 as Bucks slip past Blazers

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Brandon Jennings had 30 points and eight assists, Ersan Ilyasova added 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-104 Saturday night to wrap up a successful road trip.
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  • Paul's return helps Clippers keep down Wiz

    Paul's return helps Clippers keep down Wiz

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers hung on to beat the pesky Washington Wizards 94-87 on Saturday night.
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  • Foye, Favors combine to power Jazz past Cavs

    Foye, Favors combine to power Jazz past Cavs

    ESPN.com Jan 20, 2013
    Randy Foye scored 20 points, Derrick Favors had a season-high 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-98 on Saturday night.
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  • Video - Mavericks Fight Off Magic 00:57

    Mavericks Fight Off Magic

    Jan 20
    The Mavericks had seven players score in double figures en route to defeating the Magic 111-105.
  • Video - Howard Ejected In Lakers' Loss 00:58

    Howard Ejected In Lakers' Loss

    Jan 20
    The Lakers dropped their second straight game with a 108-103 loss to the Raptors.
  • Video - Source: Maloofs Have Kings Deal 00:30

    Source: Maloofs Have Kings Deal

    Jan 20
    Sources: Maloof family reaches agreement to sell Kings to Seattle group, pending league approval.
  • Video - Dunk Of The Night 00:30

    Dunk Of The Night

    Jan 20
    Brandon Knight cruises down the lane and finishes with a one-handed dunk.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- What does Sacramento Kings news mean?

    Jan 20
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Sources: Seattle group has deal to buy Kings

    Jan 20
    The Maloof family that owns the Sacramento Kings has reached a purchase agreement to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the franchise to a Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, according to league sources.
  • Heat sign veteran Andersen to 10-day contract

    Jan 20
    In a continuing effort to manage their rebounding problems, the Miami Heat signed veteran big man Chris Andersen to a 10-day contract Sunday morning.