• by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    G Ben McLemore's 20 points not enough in Kings' defeat

    Guard Ben McLemore posted a team-best 20 points but the Kings fell to the Thunder on Friday, 116-103. McLemore hit four of 10 3-point attempts in the loss.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kings' Rudy Gay, Ben McLemore probable Friday

    Kings small forward Rudy Gay (knee) and shooting guard Ben McLemore (forearm) are listed as probable for Friday's game against the Hornets. Gay is dealing with a left patellar tendon strain, while McLemore has a right forearm contusion. Neither injury is expected to keep either player from being available Friday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Kings coach George Karl says guard Ben McLemore's wrist is fine

    After suffering a wrist injury during Wednesday's contest, Kings coach George Karl said guard Ben McLemore is fine, reports cowbellkingdom.com. It appears the injury will not prevent McLemore from playing in Friday's game against the Hornets. In 67 games, McLemore is averaging 11.8 points and 2.9 rebounds.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Kings G Ben McLemore scores 27 in win over Hornets

    Kings guard Ben McLemore scored 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field in Wednesday's 113-106 win over the Hornets. McLemore made three of his four three-point attempts in the contest and made all four of his free-throw attempts. McLemore played a team-most 41 minutes. This marks the second-most points McLemore has scored in a game during his two-year NBA career. It's also a season-best for him. It's the third game in a row that McLemore has scored in double figures. ''He was making some jump shots and ran the court pretty well,'' Kings coach George Karl said. ''He has been getting some good looks but has been hitting the front of the rim. He's working on his game, the confidence is coming and tonight he was a guy who I couldn't take off the floor.'' Kings center DeMarcus Cousins scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds in 34 minutes. Forward Rudy Gay scored 26 on 9-of-17 shooting from the field.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kings SG Ben McLemore scores 18 points vs. Warriors

    Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore scored 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting, including 4 of 5 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 121-96 loss to the Warriors Tuesday. McLemore turned in his highest point total since Dec. 21, matching his season high with four makes from three-point range in the efficient shooting performance. He also tallied three steals, two rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes. The Kings will match up with the Mavericks Thursday.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kings SG Ben McLemore exits with eye injury Tuesday

    Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore left Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks in overtime due to an eye injury and did not return. McLemore was hit in the eye and appeared to be bleeding before coming out of the game to be examined. He finished with eight points on 2 of 8 shooting in 38 minutes. The Kings have a few days of rest ahead before facing the Heat Friday.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kings guard Ben McLemore scores season-high 22 vs. Minnesota

    Kings guard Ben McLemore scored a season-high 22 points on 9 of 17 shooting, including 4 of 9 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 113-101 win over the Timberwolves Saturday. McLemore had managed just 21 points in his previous three games combined before exploding Saturday. He nearly notched his first double-double by racking up a season-high nine rebounds while also tallying three assists and one steal in 41 minutes. The Kings will look for three wins in a row when they face the Pelicans Tuesday.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kings SG Ben McLemore passes concussion test

    Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore (head) passed his concussion test and is expected to play in the team's regular-season opener against the Warriors Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports. McLemore had his $3.2 million option picked up by the Kings last week and looks good to go for Wednesday after scoring just three points on 1 of 7 shooting in 24 minutes during Friday's preseason finale.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Ben McLemore tossed with two technicals

    Kings guard Ben McLemore played well Saturday against the Clippers, but faced an early exit after letting his temper get the best of him. McLemore was ejected after playing 32 minutes, as he picked up his second technical foul of the game for shoving Clippers guard J.J. Redick in the face. McLemore scored 14 points on 3 of 7 shooting, with one rebound in a game the Kings would lose, 117-101. McLemore has scored in double figures in three straight games, but is still averaging just 8.4 points on 37.0 percent shooting from the field as a rookie.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Ben McLemore continues hot shooting

    Kings guard Ben McLemore has been shooting the ball exceptionally well recently, and he put up his second double-digit scoring game in the last four Wednesday against the 76ers. McLemore scored 15 points in 28 minutes, on 5 of 7 shooting. He nailed three 3-pointers, but did little else to make his presence felt, finishing with just one rebound and one assist in a 115-98 win. McLemore is shooting 51.0 percent from the field with eight 3-pointers made in seven March games, but is still averaging just 9.6 points per game in that span.