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Kings players, coaches buzz about new arena

SACRAMENTO, CA - News that the principals involved in bringing a new arena to Sacramento had agreed to a financing plan reached the Sacramento Kings in the team's practice facility.

As the team regrouped at the team's practice facility for the first time after this past weekend's All-Star break, the arena topic was a hot one among the players.

"I just know that we're staying in Sacramento," said rookie guard Isaiah Thomas, a native of Tacoma, who watched his favorite team the Super Sonics leave Seattle just years ago. "I'm very happy. The community, the fans, the organization's brought me in like a warm feeling - like a family feeling and I'm just happy to be able to be here for years to come."

Interview: Chris Webber articulates support for Kings and arena deal

ORLANDO, FL - Kings legend Chris Webber wanted Kings fans to understand his love and support for his former team and city who continue to fight for a new arena.

"I am just the megaphone for Sacramento," Webber told News10 Sports Bryan May in Orlando at Allstar Weekend. "I am the one telling the NBA the team need to be here (Sacramento), the team needs to be here."

This was Webber's first public comments about the arena issue ever since he and his fellow TNT broadcasters mistakeningly said on national television that Sacramento's bid to build a new arena had all but died. The comments were made during the Kings-Oklahoma City game on February 9th.

The following day, Webber went on a radio tirade after Kings broadcaster Grant Napear questioned the former King about the on-air error.

SCORES: Friday's Boys basketball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs

Check out all of Friday's scores in Round Two of the Sac-Joaquin Boys Basketball Section Playoffs. 

Sac supes to vote on county parking revenue for arena

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento County supervisors will consider whether the city of Sacramento can count on using revenue from three downtown county-owned parking lots to help finance the proposed sports and entertainment complex.

The county garages/lot are located at 625 7th Street, 725 7th Street, and between 8th and 9th and F and G streets. There are 1,500 parking spaces in total. Sacramento wants to use the parking facilities for venue event parking and would assume all associated costs and liability.

The arrangement calls for ensuring $500,000 in revenue is committed annually to fund county parks.

The resolution, which goes before supervisors at their Tuesday, Feb. 28 meeting, is also contingent on no new taxes imposed on county residents and no adverse impact on the county general fund.

Girls D-II 2nd Round: (7) River City upsets (2) El Camino 50-48

SACRAMENTO - River City continued their cinderella run through the CIF Sac-Joaquin D-I Section Playoffs by upsetting perennial powerhouse El Camino 50-48, Thursday night.

The seventh seeded Raiders (27-2) won the game on two late free throws, led by Katie King who scored 26 points.

River City will face (3) McNair in the semifinals next Tuesday at the Spanos Center on the Pacific campus.

Wednesday's boys high school basketball playoff scores

Here are the scores from the opening round of the boys basketball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs.

Tuesday's Girls High School Basketball Section Playoff Scores

Check out all of the Girls High School Basketball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoff scores from Tuesday night.