“You want the best for everyone, the fans, you want the performance to be good, and that affects it,” he said.
Evans out again
The Kings were without starting guard Tyreke Evans for the seventh consecutive game with a sore left knee. Isaiah Thomas got the start at point guard and scored a game-high 27 points . . . After scoring 75 points in his previous two games, Pierce is 20 for his past 58 from the field after going 8 for 15 in Sunday’s loss . . . After attempting a season-low six shots Saturday, Kevin Garnett returned with 13 attempts, good for 16 points. He notched his seventh double-double of the season . . . Rookie Kris Joseph tweaked his right ankle during mop-up duty Saturday but was suited up and did not play Sunday.