Is the NBA "King"-dom
ruled by Sacramento?

Sacramento's 29-10 record is second to only Mark Cuban's 31-6 squad from Dallas.

Updated: January 17, 2003, 2:30 PM ET
By by Corey Roberts, STATS. Inc.
On Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings disposed of the team with the league's best record, spanking the Dallas Mavericks by a gaudy 29 points. The shellacking sent a message to the rest of the NBA: Chris Webber and company are for real. However, the Kings' impressive start hasn't come easily. Unable to avoid the injury bug, they have been forced to deal with numerous ailments to the main players in their rotation. Yet, through Wednesday's victory, Sacramento's 29-10 record is second to only Mark Cuban's 31-6 squad from Dallas.

Because of the injuries to the starting five, the Kings' bench players have had a chance to step to the forefront and take advantage of their added minutes. In Sacramento's 39 games this season, nine different players have led the team in scoring, which is the second-best dispersion in the league.


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