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Tyreke Evans 'likely to miss' Kings' game at Clippers

Tyreke Evans traveled with the Kings to Los Angeles, but will reportedly miss the Saturday game against the Clippers.


Grant Napear reported at the conclusion of Friday's Kings loss to the Pacers that Tyreke Evans was expected to travel with the team to Los Angeles. But in the Sacramento Bee, Jason Jones reported that Evans is likely to miss Saturday's game against the Clippers.

Friday's game was the first time all season a Kings player missed a match due to injury. DeMarcus Cousins and Thomas Robinson each missed two games due to suspension, and John Salmons missed much of preseason due to the birth of his child.

Without Evans, Marcus Thornton started. The Kings struggled on offense as the ball typically didn't move much. Sacramento ended the game with 15 assists on 32 made field goals. Starting point guard Aaron Brooks had in the past week ceded most point guard duties to Evans, the starting two-guard. Thornton is a pure scorer and even less equipped than Brooks to make plays for others consistently.

Despite the injury, Isaiah Thomas got just two seconds off the bench. Jimmer Fredette was the first point guard off the bench, and played well (again).