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Kings’ Gay suffers jaw injury

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Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay suffered a jaw injury in Friday night’s preseason game, but a CT scan taken Saturday revealed no fracture.

Gay was injured at the 5:11 mark during the second quarter of the exhibition finale against the Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas. The Kings won 93-92.

The team announced Saturday that Gay is expected to be available when the Kings take on the Golden State Warriors in their season opener Wednesday.

Gay sustained a broken jaw when he was playing for Team USA against Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup in Spain last month.

In 55 games (all starts) for the Kings last season, Gay averaged 20.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.22 steals. Between Toronto and Sacramento, Gay started 73 games and averaged 20.0 points and a career-best 2.9 assists.

Kings guard Ben McLemore received five stitches above his right eye following the game in Las Vegas. A precautionary concussion assessment test was negative and he has been cleared for action.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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