Battered Kings flop
Injuries and frustration grow as cold-shooting Sacramento loses to Golden State again.
When Mike Bibby flapped his arms at half-court during the final seconds of the Kings' 104-94 loss to Golden State on Sunday night, he wasn't signifying the latest Kings company line of "learning on the fly."
Nor was he hailing the officials, who were the target of criticism from coach Rick Adelman afterward.
He, like the entire Kings lot, was fed up, frustrated, facing a reality that these final 14 games will be far from easy. Downright daunting is more like it.
The Kings got all the breaks they didn't want against the Warriors, who also beat them 100-97 Thursday. Just before tipoff at Arco Arena, Adelman learned he would be without guard Cuttino Mobley, who has a hairline fracture in his left fourth toe, and forward Corliss Williamson, who has a sore left elbow. The capper came in the third quarter, when center Brian Skinner - he of the much-needed toughness and shot-blocking - was sidelined after spraining his thumbs.
Williamson will undergo an MRI today, and Adelman said he's the least of the concerns.