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Kings report: Getting inside

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Roster · Notes, quotes · Getting inside
 

Kings coach Paul Westphal has endured much worse than leading a team that has the fewest home victories in the NBA, sports the third-worst record, is last in attendance and seems likely to relocate to Anaheim next season.

Westphal once coached the troubled Seattle SuperSonics of Vin Baker, Olden Polynice and Ruben Patterson.

"I don't call this a real hard job," he said. "Losing is ... there isn't any fun about that. At the same time, I can see progress, and I can see hope."

But does he see himself with the Kings long term? It won't be entirely up to him. He is under contract for next season at a league-low $2 million, but when teams move, they often make changes up and down, including coaches.

As it stands, the Kings are limping to the finish line again, out of the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season after making it for eight straight years.

The Kings have been undone by youth, inexperience, injuries, a glaring lack of shooting and an inability to close out games.

"I'm sure there is always a way to look at history and say, 'If things were different, we wouldn't be where we are," Westphal said.

MAGIC 106, KINGS 102: DeMarcus Cousins had a career-high 29 points and nearly led Sacramento to an upset win before another late-game offensive freeze. Marcus Thornton had 22 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Kings, who stunned the Magic in Orlando after the All-Star break. Former Kings shooter Hedo Turkoglu's late three-pointer and a free throw doomed Sacramento, which was hit with technical fouls on Cousins, Luther Head and Samuel Dalembert.

The Kings dropped to an NBA-worst 8-25 at home.

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2014-15 Team Leaders
PPGDeMarcus Cousins , C22.5
RPGDeMarcus Cousins , C11.8
APGDarren Collison , PG7
FG%DeMarcus Cousins , C50.3
FT%Carl Landry , PF87.9
3P%Ben McLemore , SG40.8
BLOCKSDeMarcus Cousins , C17
STEALSDarren Collison , PG18
MPGRudy Gay , SF36.8
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