The pro rodeo is in town again this year, but only for one more night. After a great showing last night at ARCO Arena, bucking bulls will showcase their ability to throw cowboys just one more time tonight before heading out of town.
By Scott Levin
Sports Informant Contributing Writer
It was a very competitive game for three quarters. The Kings led by two points heading into the fourth, and then Sacramento completely fell apart. With Tyreke Evans and Omri Casspi on the bench to start the frame, Orlando clamped down on defense. When all was said and done, the Magic had allowed just four Kings field goals, as they outscored Sacramento 33-10 in the final period. The Kings finished the game with an ugly 34.9% field goal percentage.
1 – With Orlando, the focus on both ends of the court is Dwight Howard, and Howard was at his best on Tuesday. Offensively, his low-post game has improved quite a bit from last season. He also punished the Kings by distributing the basketball while being double, triple and even quadruple teamed. On defense, his presence alone altered countless Kings shots, and he was clearly on the mind of any Kings player looking to drive the lane. Howard finished the night with 30 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
Life on the road has been tough this season for the Sacramento Kings, who are 3-13 away from home so far. As the Kings prepared to embark on a 10-day trip, though, the they received the best news imaginable. K-Mart is back.
It turns out Urijah Faber’s fight on Jan. 10 was a lot bigger than expected. Beating the No. 5 ranked fighter in the world has its perks, apparently, as Faber’s victory brought in some pretty hefty rewards.
Sometimes, I forget it’s a new year. As I continue to write 2009 every time I list a date on something, I fail to realize that the dawn of many new things is upon us, and if we look closely, some of them are pretty spectacular. From another great MMA show in Sacramento, to the NFL and high school sports, there’s plenty that went on last week.