Last night's Kings game coincided with Anaheim City Council's decision to issue private bonds that would perhaps lure the team to Orange County. Despite that and the heated exchange between the city of Sacramento and the Maloofs on Monday, fan support was huge last night in the team's 116-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Granted, lower level seats were sold for only $40 (70 percent off normal ticket value) and were packaged with a couple bobbleheads and other giveaways. However, there was an energy in the building that Kings players definitely appreciated.
Head Coach Paul Westphal had this to say about the crowd postgame.
It was overwhelming. There are deep roots and a deep love for this team in this area. And whatever happens, nobody knows at this stage. But we were really honored that they celebrated basketball tonight and they celebrated the Kings and we felt it.
Some Kings players (Tyreke Evans, Donté Greene, DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson) weighed-in on the Anaheim rumors as well as the positive fan turnout following the win.
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