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The Kings looked like the Lakers of old. One man trying to take on five. Dribbles outnumbering passes by a margin of at least 100 to one. Ron Artest was playing the part of Kobe Bryant, and not playing it nearly as well. After the Kings' stunning upset in Denver came without Artest and with a commitment to sharing the ball that has been seldom seen this season, they couldn't overcome their own star in a 114-92 loss to the Lakers Sunday night at Arco Arena. Having missed his 21st game of the season against the Nuggets with a sprained left thumb, even the Kings' small forward had to give himself a thumbs down in his return. He shot just 7 of 20 from the field in taking nearly twice the attempts of any of his teammates (Kevin Martin and Spencer Hawes had 11 apiece). And that wasn't even his worst transgression. For the first time since Feb. 24, Artest had no assists. The Kings – who are 28th in the league in assists per game (18.2) – mustered only 11 assists in what was the third-lowest
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Chaney during the Spring '08 term at Montana.

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