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Kings dominate Maccabi Haifa for first preseason victory

By Jason Jones

jejones@sacbee.com

October 10, 2016 10:17 PM

Player of the game: Ty Lawson had 13 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals as the Kings coasted past Maccabi Haifa 135-96 Monday night at Golden 1 Center.

Turning point: The Kings jumped out to a 12-2 lead and were never in danger of losing this exhibition contest, leading by as many as 46 points.

X-factor: Ben McLemore had a game-high 18 points off the bench.

Injuries: None.

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Sacramento Kings players heard their names called over the new sound system at the Golden 1 Center for the first time Monday night. With each player called, the crowd seemed to grow a little louder, until the final player, DeMarcus Cousins, rose from the bench and the roar from the crowd seemed to triple. The Kings hosted Maccabi Haifa, one of the top Israeli professional basketball teams, for their first game (exhibition or regular-season) inside Golden 1 Center on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Hector AmezcuaThe Sacramento Bee

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