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SALT LAKE GETS REVENGE IN REMATCH OVER STOCKTON KINGS, 128-99

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (21-17), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, fell to the Salt Lake City Stars (25-12), the NBA G League of the Utah Jazz, 128-99, in a rematch from Monday night’s game, when Stockton defeated Salt Lake 140-110. Salt Lake forward Jarrell Brantley had a game-high 24 points. 

Stockton struggled to score in the first quarter, shooting .463 percent from the field and .267 percent from three-point range. Salt Lake saw as much as a 16-point lead, with just under two minutes remaining in the first half. Salt Lake kept their lead at 60-48 over Stockton to go into the second half. Salt Lake dominated inside, scoring 36 of their 60 points from inside the paint and outrebounding Stockton 25-14. 

Stockton guard Cody Demps scored 11 of his 23 points in the first half, shooting 4-of-6 from the field. 

Stockton was able to cut Salt Lake’s lead down to 10 points in the third quarter, but Salt Lake would only grow their lead going into the fourth quarter leading Stockton 87-70. In the fourth quarter, Salt Lake outscored Stockton 41-29, keeping a 20+ lead for most of the quarter. 

Salt Lake saw seven players in double figures. Brantley led Salt Lake in scoring with 24 points and 9 rebounds, including seven from the defensive end. Forward Miye Oni finished with a double-double, scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. 

Stockton was led by Demps with 23 points. Guard Kyle Guy added 20 points, seven assists and two rebounds. Center Eric Mika finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. 

Stockton is back home on Sunday, March 1, to host the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 2 p.m. The Kings will then head south for back-to-back games. On Tuesday, March 3, they will face the Agua Caliente Clippers at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, March 4, they will visit the South Bay Lakers for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Stockton Kings’ Cody Demps and Eric Mika Named to USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team

— Two Stockton Kings players chosen for USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team —

Stockton, Calif. – USA Basketball announced its official 12-man roster for the February 2020 USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team, including Stockton Kings guard Cody Demps and center Eric Mika. Demps has been part of the Sacramento Kings G League affiliate team for the past three seasons. In 32 games played (all starts), the Sacramento State product is currently averaging 14 points (.419 FG%, .360 3P%), six rebounds and three assists. 

Mika is in his first season with the Stockton Kings after spending the previous two seasons overseas. In 14 games played (13 starts), Mika is averaging 20 points (.586 FG%, .681 FT%), 14 rebounds, and two assists for Stockton. The BYU product signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings earlier this month, before returning to the Stockton Kings.  

Stockton is one of three NBA G League teams with multiple players named to the roster. Eleven of the players are currently active in the NBA G League including eight players owning NBA regular season experience.

The USA team will train Feb. 14-17 at the University of Miami, Feb. 18 at the Orlando Magic practice facility, Feb. 19 in San Juan Puerto Rico, and the team will continue its training Feb. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. The USA will play a pair of games in the February FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying window, including a game versus Puerto Rico in San Juan on Feb. 20 (7 p.m. EST) and a home game on Sunday, Feb. 23 (3 p.m. EST) versus Puerto Rico at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The full AmeriCup Qualifying schedule is available at https://www.usab.com/mens/americup/game-schedule.aspx

February 2020 USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team Roster

NAME                      POS  HGT       WGT      AGE         CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE / HOMETOWN

Jaylen Adams     G             6-2          190         23           Wisconsin Herd / St. Bonaventure / Baltimore, MD

Justin Anderson F              6-6          230         26           Long Island Nets / Virginia / Montross, VA            

Cody Demps       G             6-4          195         26           Stockton Kings / Sacramento State / Elk Grove, CA

Kyle Fogg             G             6-3          188         30           Beijing Royal Fighters / Arizona / Brea, CA          

Abdul Gaddy      G             6-3          195         28           Oklahoma City Blue / Washington / Tacoma, WA

Devon Hall          G             6-2          215         24           Oklahoma City Blue / Virginia / Virginia Beach, VA

Jalen Jones         F              6-7          220         26           Capital City Go-Go / Texas A&M / Dallas, TX          

J.P. Macura         G             6-5          203         24           Canton Charge / Xavier / Lakeville, MN

Eric Mika              C             6-10       230         25           Stockton Kings / Brigham Young / Highland, UT   

Ivan Rabb            F              610         220         23           Westchester Knicks / California / Sacramento, CA

Levi Randolph    G/F        6-6          210         27           Canton Charge / Alabama / Madison, AL

James Webb       F              6-9          202         26           Iowa Wolves / Boise State / Augusta, GA               

Head Coach:  Mike Fratello

Assistant Coach:  Andy Greer

Assistant Coach:  Othella Harrington

Athletic Trainer:  Ed Lacerte, ProSports Therapy, Inc. (Waltham and Westford, MA)

Team Physician:  Stephen Foley, Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD)

NOTE:  Age reflects player’s age as of completion of the February 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (Feb. 23, 2020).

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS DROP GAME TO RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS 132-114

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (13-9), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, fell to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (7-18), the NBA G League affiliate of the Houston Rockets 132-114, to start off their four-game home stand. Rio Grande guard Michael Frazier scored a game-high 32 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Stockton guard Isaiah Canaan led the team with 24 points, shooting 60% from three-point range.

The Vipers started the game hot with a five-point lead and would keep it for the rest of the game. By the seven-minute mark, they outscored the Kings 14-2. In the first quarter, Rio Grande shot 58.3% from the field to help them finish the quarter ahead 34-21. In the second quarter, Rio Grande would go on a 14-0 run to extend their lead to as much as 26 points over Stockton. The first half would end with a score of 72-52, with the Vipers in the lead.

In the first half, Frazier scored 11 of his 32 points. Center Ray Spalding and guard Sindaruis Thornwell each added 10 points a piece for Rio Grande Valley. Stockton center Eric Mika posted 12 points and seven rebounds in the first half. 

In the third quarter, Rio Grande Valley saw their biggest lead of the game, leading Stockton by 32 points, with the score 96-64 at the five-minute mark. Also in the third quarter, Frazier scored 16 points for Rio Grande Valley. Forward Cody Demps added 11 points for Stockton.

In the fourth quarter, Canaan scored 11 of his 26 points. Stockton would fight to trail by 14 points, with the score at 113-99 with eight minutes remaining in regulation. The Vipers would keep hold of the lead to take home the 132-114 victory. 

Canaan led Stockton with 24 points shooting 6-of-10 from three-point range, seven assists, and three rebounds. Mika contributed a double-double in his first game back with Stockton with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Demps added 23 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. 

For Rio Grande, Spalding posted a double-double ending the game with 14 points, and 12 rebounds – 11 from the defensive end. Forward William Howard added 17 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. 

Stockton will play their next three games at Stockton Arena starting on Saturday, January 11 to host the Iowa Wolves at 7 p.m. They will then host the Austin Spurs on Tuesday, January 14 and Oklahoma City on Friday, January 17  with both games tipping off at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at StocktonKings.com/Tickets

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

TEXAS LEGENDS SNAP STOCKTON KINGS HOME GAME WINNING STREAK WITH 125-115 VICTORY

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (12-6), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, fell to the Texas Legends (11-8), the NBA G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, by a score of 125-115, ending their home-game winning streak. Texas guard Brandon Fields had a game-high 26 points and 14 assists to give Stockton their first home loss of the season. Stockton was led by returning guards Cody Demps and Gabe Vincent who scored 25 points apiece.

Texas started the game with a 5-0 lead over Stockton. Demps answered with two back-to-back three-pointers. In the first half, Stockton shot 53% (10-of-19) from three-point range with Vincent shooting 4-of-9 from beyond the arch. Texas scored 46 of their 69 first-half points from inside the paint and led Stockton 69-59 at the half. 

Texas’s lead was by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, when they led 83-65 at the eight-minute mark. A three-pointer by Stockton guard Isaiah Canaan brought the score to 123-115 with 53.1 seconds remaining in regulation, but the Stockton Kings could not catch up.

Demps led Stockton with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Vincent also scored 25 points, shooting 6-of-12 from three-point range, adding six rebounds and two steals. 

Texas saw seven players in double figures with Texas guard Dakota Mathias and center Moses Brown each scoring 22 points. Legends forward Antonius Cleveland added 13 points, 10 rebounds including nine on the defensive end, and three steals.

On Saturday, December 28, the Stockton Kings will celebrate Star Wars Night as they take on the Santa Cruz Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Arena. Stockton will host a toy drive to benefit the Table Community Foundation, and fans who donate a new unwrapped toy at the arena will receive a free ticket to the game.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS TIE NBA G LEAGUE RECORD IN 142-134 WIN OVER SOUTH BAY LAKERS, BRINGING HOME RECORD TO 6-0

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (10-5), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, beat the South Bay Lakers (8-7), the NBA G League affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers, 142-134 to bring their record to 6-0 at home. Stockton tied an NBA G League record 31 three-pointers in tonight’s win over South Bay. South Bay guard Gary Payton ll scored a game-high 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Stockton was led by guard Gabe Vincent who scored 35 points off the bench, 27 of them from beyond the arch. 

Stockton scored 24 of their 38 first quarter points from three-point range. In the second quarter, Stockton shot 69% (9-of-13) from three-point range. Vincent scored four of the nine three-pointers, finishing the quarter with 14 points. South Bay center Travis Wear scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half. Stockton guard Kyle Guy sank a three-pointer with 2 seconds remaining in the first half to bring the score to 75-68 with Stockton ahead.

In the third quarter, Payton ll scored 13 of his 38 points, shooting 5-of-6 from the field. Stockton saw their biggest lead at the eight-minute mark in the fourth quarter when they led 128-105. South Bay was able to bring the score to 130-129 with Stockton ahead with just under four minutes remaining but could not catch up. 

Stockton saw four players score over 20 points. Forward Cody Demps contributed 27 points, six assists, and six rebounds all from the defensive end. Sacramento Kings assignment player Caleb Swanigan had a game-high 16 rebounds, 12 of them from the defensive end. 

Four of South Bay’s seven active players finished with double figures. Payton ll led both teams in scoring with 38 points, and added 12 rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Forward Talen Horton-Tucker followed with 33 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, and four steals. 

The Stockton Kings will head to the NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada to face the Delaware Blue Coats on Thursday, December 19th at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Stockton will return home for back-to-back home games after Christmas on December 27 and 28.  On Friday, December 27, Stockton will host the Texas Legends at 7 p.m. On Saturday, December 28, the Stockton Kings will celebrate Star Wars Night as they take on the Santa Cruz Warriors at 7 p.m.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations