A demanding Kings fan yelled to Chris Bosh as he left the court for a timeout: "Chris, are you coming to Sacramento next year?" Bosh, not breaking stride: "Hell, no."
A five-point lead at the half was gone two minutes into the third quarter. Before the period ended, the Kings were up by 15 points and on their way to an easy victory.
First-year Raptor DeMar DeRozan picked up a mop during the team's pre-game and did a lap to clean things up a little. Assistant coach Alvin Williams suggested DeRozan keep working on his game or that might become his full-time job.
TAKING NO CHANCES
The Kings are pulling out all the stops, and doing it awfully early, to ensure the entire NBA is well aware of Tyreke Evans' rookie-of-the-year credentials. But calling in the the mayor of Sacramento, former King Kevin Johnson, to push the case may have been taking things too far. And the constant testimonials from various NBA stars about Evans were old by the second quarter.
MOVING ON UP
Jarrett Jack has been one of the few Raptors who has actually excelled since the all-star break. Entering play Wednesday, Jack was averaging 16 points, 5.7 assists and was shooting a stellar .577 from the field since the all-star break.
Saturday -- Raptors at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m., TSN/Fan590.