Gameday: Wolves vs. Sacramento
- January 16, 2012 - 12:17 AM
Preview: In the Kings' astounding 99-60 loss Saturday at Dallas, their 25.6 shooting percentage was the worst since the franchise moved from Kansas City in 1985. Their 60 points was second fewest in that time. ... They are 2-4 and C DeMarcus Cousins has five double-double games since they fired Paul Westphal and hired former Golden State coach Keith Smart 11 days ago. ... The Wolves selected Wes Johnson fourth in the 2010 draft over Cousins, whom the Kings took fifth.
Players to watch: Kings G and 2010 Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans scored three points on 1-for-8 shooting Saturday in Dallas; he averaged 25 points in his previous five games. ... Kings first-round pick Jimmer Fredette has been in double-digits only twice in his past 10 games. ... Kevin Love is expected to be named one of 20 USA Basketball finalists for next summer's London Olympics team on Monday.
Injuries: Wolves G J.J. Barea (sprained ankle) and F Michael Beasley (sprained foot) are listed as doubtful. C Brad Miller went on the weekend trip to New Orleans and Atlanta, a sign that his return is getting closer. The team lists him, G Martell Webster (back surgery) and G Malcolm Lee (knee surgery) as out indefinitely. Kings F/C Chuck Hayes dislocated his shoulder Jan. 5 against Milwaukee and is out.
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