ScheduleAll times ET

2015-16 Schedule
21-30, 3rd in Pacific
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Isaiah Thomas blocks... DeMarcus Cousins? (0:15)
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Bradley fuels Celtics past Kings (0:54)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on blocking DeMarcus Cousins at the rim: "I did it a couple of times in practice. You can put that on paper. Nah, we were joking around and, when I blocked it, it was good. We always joke around in the game and I was able to talk a little trash to him." Cousins joked with Thomas outside the locker room post game that it was a goaltend.

AP

Celtics outlast Kings, win 4th straight

Boston shot 56% from the field, including Jared Sullinger going 10-for-13 and Avery Bradley shooting 9-for-16, in the 128-119 win over the Kings, who were led by 31 from DeMarcus Cousins. Box score

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 95, Kings 87 (end 3rd): Celtics shooting 55.4 percent and nearly at triple figures entering the fourth quarter, but Boston has 18 turnovers and the Kings trimmed eight points off their deficit in the third quarter. Jared Sullinger a team-high 21 points for Boston. Old friend Rajon Rondo at 12 points, 11 assists, 6 steals, 4 rebounds for Sacramento.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 74, Kings 58 (half): Call it Super Bowl Sunay, because there's no D in Boston today. Celts and Kings combined to shoot 54.1 percent over first 24 minutes. Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger each have 17 points to pace Boston. Sacramento's Rajon Rondo with 8 points, 7 assists, 5 steals but is minus-15 overall.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 46, King 37 (end 1st): Nothing but offense in this Super Bowl Sunday matinee as the Celtics and Kings combine to score 83 first-quarter points. Celtics connected on seven 3-pointers (including three from Friday's hero Avery Bradley). He's got a team-high 12 points and headband-sporting Kelly Olynyk added eight points off the bench. Celtics on pace to win this one 184-148.

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George Karl: Rumors 'not my storm'

"I don't have any control over what other people are thinking or saying. That's their storm. My preference would be it wouldn't be there. But there's always energy today. Then, once something gets out, it magnifies and grows and becomes a storm." Story

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With Rajon Rondo back in Boston for Sunday's matinee with the Celtics, Kings coach George Karl discusses his point guard: "Hey, Rajon's a challenge to coach from a standpoint you're always taking the game with him because he knows the game, he's a very intelligent basketball player and everything. Sometimes there's a little bit too much debate, and I think as a coach I have to learn when to open that window up and when to close that window down. And I think that's kind of where we're at right now. He and I have been battling a little bit on getting him to defend on more of a consistent (basis). Last night I thought he was very good defensively for us. He made some random decisions that burnt us with the 3-ball, but I thought being aggressive is always something I would rather have than being passive."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl on feeling in limbo as management reportedly weighs a coaching change: "I don't think I'm in limbo. I think I've got a heck of a challenge [against] a [Boston Celtics] team that's played damn well, probably it's best basketball in the last six weeks. If you want to overreact to the last four or five games, that's somebody else's reaction, not my reaction. I think this team is still in a place that we can solve some problems and be good."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings coach George Karl on if he's had discussions with Sacramento management about his future: "I never have. Again, I don't have any control over what other people are thinking or saying. That's their storm. My preference would be it wouldn't be there. But there's always energy today. Then once something gets out it magnifies and grows and becomes a storm. That's not my storm. My storm is the Boston Celtics."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl on talk about his future with the team: "I have no control of what other people think or whatever people are circulating. My job is to get prepared for Boston. We had a good practice today and I'm with the practice. Boston's playing at a great level. Probably the best they've played in two years. Their win last night was pretty impressive. They kept coming after a team that thought they had them beat about four times and stole the end from them. It was really a gutty win by the Celtics."

ESPN Stats & Info

Rebuild not going as planned

George Karl has had success when it comes to turning around franchises quickly. However, the Kings haven't found their stride under Karl in his first 80 games.

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Elhassan: 'Coach Karl deserves better' (1:06)

Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

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2dMarc Stein

Sources: Kings mull dismissal of coach Karl

The Kings, 21-29 this season and 1-6 in their past seven games, have accelerated the process of evaluating coach George Karl's future with the team, sources told ESPN.

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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings TV analyst Bobby Jackson called for coach George Karl to be fired during a postgame rant: " ... And after the All-Star break, he can leave."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kings C DeMarcus Cousins after his team surrendered 128 points and 18 3s in a loss to Brooklyn: "I'd rather keep it in house, but we definitely have a bigger issue than just energy and effort. That can't be the excuse every night. .. So we're going to work it out as a team, and hopefully we can fix this."

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Cousins' triple-double not enough vs. Nets (1:03)

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.83rd
Rebounds Per Game45.56th
Assists Per Game24.74th
Points Allowed108.530th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162130.412
2014-152953.354
2013-142854.341
2012-132854.341
2011-122244.333

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