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Sacramento Kings Getting Inside 2009-11-07

Sacramento Kings Getting Inside 2009-11-07Tyreke Evans is transparent.

One look at his body language and you can tell how he's playing. And during the second quarter of the Kings' loss to Atlanta Wednesday, the rookie was looking good.

His shoulders seemed to raise with his first basket, a driving right-handed lay-up to tie it 26-26. His confidence grew again soon thereafter, when he buried a jumper from atop the key after Joe Johnson had all but challenged him to do just that.

He found Omri Casspi and Jason Thompson for baskets and a 32-32 tie, then beat Johnson two more times in isolation to put the Kings up 36-34. His steal late sparked a fast break and sent Thompson to the line and led to yet another lead change.

But before and after his one period of production, Evans continues to struggle with the transition to the NBA game. He finished 7-of-21 from the field and is now shooting 34.9 percent (29 of 83) overall and 1-of-9 from three-point range (11.1 percent).

Evans was a one-man show at the University of Memphis during his one collegiate season, and his ability to adjust to a more free-flowing style with the Kings will be of utmost importance to the young team.

HAWKS 113, KINGS 105: The Kings' defense simply couldn't stop the Hawks. After 27 lead changes, Atlanta's Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks -- who shot 54.1 percent from the field -- pulled away.

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Added: November 7, 2009


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