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Kings Get Win in First Game at Golden 1 Center

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After some 15 years of inaction, setbacks and, finally, construction, after nearly relocating to Seattle, after trading in the college-fieldhouse environment of Sleep Train Arena for the 21st Century, the Kings played their first game in shiny Golden 1 Center on Monday, a 135-96 exhibition win over Maccabi Haifa.

The real moment for the organization and its eternally patient fans will come with the first regular-season home game, Oct. 27 against the Spurs, with commissioner Adam Silver, former commissioner David Stern and many other dignitaries in attendance. Ben McLemore led the Kings with 18 points in 24 minutes.

Source: Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com

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Kevin Durant ‘Not Sure’ If He’ll Play vs OKC

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who sat out Sunday night’s 118-111 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain, told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City.

“I’m just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses,” Durant said before the game.

Source: ESPN

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Two-Time All-Star David Lee Announces Retirement

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Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday via Instagram.

Lee, 34, played for 12 years, finishing last season with the Spurs. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 79 games for San Antonio.

Source: ESPN

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Isaiah Thomas on Rehab Drill: ‘Hardest I’ve Run’

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full-court five-on-zero offensive drills Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August.

Thomas, who is still recovering from a torn labrum in his right hip, told Cleveland.com that Sunday was the “hardest I’ve run” during the rehabilitation process and he “felt good for the most part” afterward.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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