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Sacramento Kings Notes, Quotes 2009-11-01

Sacramento Kings Notes, Quotes 2009-11-01,

--Somewhere along the line, the Kings clearly ticked off NBA commissioner David Stern.

They have started six consecutive seasons on the road, an unwelcome fate that has done little to aid the hope for a strong start. After Saturday's loss at San Antonio dropped the Kings to 0-3 on the latest season-opening trip, they have now gone a combined 2-17 in said getaways.

--The Kings' home opener is Monday against Memphis. They have won three straight home openers.

--Spurs G Manu Ginobili brought some levity to the Kings' loss with his first-quarter beatdown of a bat that was loose inside AT&T Center. Even the Kings -- who showed no inclination to stop the rodent -- had to share in the Halloween laugh.

"That was quick hands," Kings center Spencer Hawes said of Ginobili's slap. "The first time anybody noticed it, I was running and it took a bee-line for my face and I had to duck it. I guess in Argentina, bat hunting is part of everyday life. Someone had to do it, and it wasn't going to be me. They've got all kinds of diseases. ... PETA's going to have a fit about that one."

QUOTE TO NOTE: "The pick-and-roll was killing us, Tony (Parker) was getting wherever he wanted to. A lot of times when you get down, especially with young teams, the fingers start pointing. I just pulled everybody together and said, 'Yo, stay together. Whatever we do, stay together.' Talk about it, get better, but stay together." -- F Sean May, on his attempt to calm down his teammates during the third quarter of Saturday's loss at San Antonio, as told to The Sacramento Bee.

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Added: November 1, 2009


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