The Kings played what was likely their final game in Sacramento last night, and it ended in a 116-108 overtime loss to the Lakers. The finality of the night, along with a sell-out crowd that showed the kind of affection and made the kind of noise you'd never find at the Staples Center 400 miles south, produced some teary moments in Arco Arena. Witness team announcers Jerry Reynolds and Grant Napear delivering a final sign-off as the crowd chants their names: "We'll try to make it off the air," Grant said.
Kings fans had a rough year, what with the 24 wins and what with the fact that the only time the team made headlines was when its owners openly flirted with another city. The move to Anaheim now seems inevitable.