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The Kings got a big win over the Jazz on Saturday, with 16,000-plus fans blowing the roof off on Here We Buy Night.
What a performance. Not just by Jason Thompson, who had 21 points on 9-11 shooting with seven rebounds, no turnovers and one huge dunk. Not just by Isaiah Thomas, who had 25 points on 10-16 shooting and fantastic floor leadership. Not just by DeMarcus Cousins with 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Not just Francisco Garcia with harassing defense that included four blocks. Not just Marcus Thornton with 24 points off the bench.
But the damned crowd. 16,000 strong for a 17-win team in a seventh straight losing season with owners that just tried to sell us out after a history over the past two years of trying to sell us out. And those 16,000 people -- you people -- were loud. So loud. It blared through the TV. Constantly. It's like the chants built to a crescendo. It was wild.
I can't wait to hear a full telling by the folks there, but this was special. Bless everyone who helped someone else get to the game, and bless everyone who made it there, and bless everyone showing support for such a great city with such great people. Win or lose in the big picture, we can be proud.
The Kings are in Sacramento. Long may they reign.