Ben McLemore on the Spurs: "They have a great team, The defending champs. They just had more urgency & a lot of energy from the jump."
Starters for the Sacramento Kings: Ray McCallum, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay, Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins.
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter. Kings: McCallum, McLemore, Gay, Thompson, Cousins.
Looks like Boogie will indeed play tonight. Kings to start McCallum, McLemore, Gay, Thompson & Cousins.
Kings take the 65-39 lead into the half. McLemore with 15. Williams with 14 off the bench. 12 for both Cuz and Gay.
Kings lead Knicks 65-39 at half. 15 points for McLemore, 14 for Williams off the bench. 12 points, 9 rebounds for Cousins.
Kings have 4 players in double figures, led by Ben McLemore's 15pts. Knicks highest scorer is Jason Smith's 7pts.
McLemore has come out aggressive.
Sacramento Kings starting lineup: Ray McCallum, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay, Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins.
Ben McLemore jammed his finger, was wearing a sleeve on it in the locker room. He said he will be ok.
Four Kings in double figures: Rudy Gay (19), Ben McLemore (12), McCallum (12), and Andre Miller (10).
Starting backcourt for the Kings only has 2 turnovers so far - 2 from McLemore, none for McCallum. Team only has 9.
Kings down 64-50 at half. Rudy Gay with 12 points and 3 rebounds. Ben McLemore 12 points and McCallum and Miller each with 8.
Kings with work to do, trail Portland 64-50 at halftime. Both Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore each with 12pts, Andre Miller 8pts, 4ast off bench
Kings down 64-50 at half. Gay/McLemore each with 12 points. Matthews/Aldridge with 14 pts each for Portland.
Halftime: Blazers 64, Kings 50 - Aldridge and Matthews 14 each. Lillard 12pts, 4ast, 3rebs; Gay and McLemore had 12 each for Sac.
Ben McLemore's 3 cuts Portland's lead to 3, but Meyers Leonard answers on the other end. 10pts for McLemore
Ben McLemore lifts the roof on Sleep Train with another 3-ball. Kings within 3.
Great sequence from McLemore and just like that the Kings cut the Blazers lead to 6.
McLemore with a quick 5 to start the second quarter. Kings cut lead to 6 at 34-28.
Wes Mathews is beating up on Ben McLemore. Karl turns to Omri Casspi.
Robin Lopez with the full "mouse in the house" experience. Posts up McLemore, gets past him and dunks plus a foul.
Starters: Kings - Gay, Landry, Thompson, McLemore, McCallum Portland - Batum, Aldridge, Lopez, Matthews, Lillard
Ben McLemore is wearing the D Lillard 1s in the "Weber State" purple colorway. First player I can recall rocking the Lillards.
FINAL: Spurs 107, Kings 96. 21 points for McLemore, 20 for McCallum. SA: Parker 19 points, Leonard 17 points, Manu 16 points.
George Karl going with interesting lineup here, Ben McLemore with Ray McCallum and Andre Miller, with Rudy Gay and Jason Thompson.
Kings down 80-78 after three. McLemore has 17 points, 14 for Gay. 12 points, 10 rebounds for Jason Thompson.
That 3rd quarter was fun, hopefully setting up an epic 4th. Spurs lead Kings 80-78. Ben McLemore 17pts, 14 from Rudy Gay. Kawhi Leonard 15
Ben McLemore 9/11 from free throw line. No other starter with an attempt.
Ray McCallum has 8 points for Sacramento in this 3rd quarter so far. Also picked up his 3rd foul. Ben McLemore only Kings starter w/ FT's
Ben McLemore with 17 points on 4/5 shooting and 9/11 line.
Kings trail Spurs 49-46 at the half. Ben McLemore's buzzer beater helping making up for a mental lapse from Reggie Evans. 13pts for McLemore