Russell Westbrook got the help he needed from co-stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
It was a rough shooting night for the season scoring leaders on both teams. Westbrook made just 7 of 19 shots. Zach Randolph scored 10 points on 5-for-18 shooting for the Kings.
Hield, with advice for Oklahoma star Trae Young ahead of the Sooners’ NCAA Tournament opener Thursday against Rhode Island: Trae’s got to be the player that we need to play well. Make plays for teammates, make shots and score the ball efficiently.
After launching his first two KT shoes, just as Thompson rose to All-Star status and the Warriors became a championship team, the two sides tore up his contract early and signed a new decade-long extension that could run through 2026.
Knowing that I could be really big in China — that was really cool to me, he said. The shoe market sometimes is overflooded in the States, and I thought, ‘Well, why not branch out and be global?’
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored on a power play for the only goal Kuemper needed. Ekman-Larsson is now two shy of 100 career goals.
Kuemper, in his fourth straight start for the injured Antti Ranta since being acquired Feb. 21 from Los Angeles, stopped 27 shots.
It’s nice to get these consecutive starts like this and just kind of get in the rhythm out there, he said. Every start I feel more and more comfortable with the team and how we play. Tonight was just a gutsy effort from everyone.
Kuemper’s previous shutout was Feb. 3 for the Kings against the Coyotes.
Fehr gave the Sharks the lead for good during a long delayed penalty in the first period. With San Jose having the extra attacker, Fehr got in front of the net, where he deflected Brenden Dillon’s point shot past Howard for his first goal in eight games with the Sharks since being acquired from Toronto last month.