SACRAMENTO -- Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore wasn’t on Sacramento’s injury list before Wednesday’s 116-105 loss to the Clippers, yet is dealing with an ailing right wrist and forearm.
The injury occurred on a dunk by McLemore en route to a season-high 27 points in the Kings last win on March 11 in Charlotte.
“It felt good, the first quarter but then after that it started getting stiff even more sore,” McLemore said after going scoreless in roughly 19 and a half minutes against the Clippers.
The 22-year-old is averaging 11.9 points per game while shooting 43 percent from the floor and 35 percent from downtown.
“I’m feeling alright, kind of banged up a little bit,” McLemore added. “I’ve got to take it one day at a time, get some rest, get a lot of treatment in, keep going out there, performing, to help this team get better each and every day.”
The injury bug has unfortunately bitten the Kings starters this season.
- DeMarcus Cousins was out on Wednesday with a right calf strain, and the Kings are 2-13 without their starting center this season due to illness and injury.
- Rudy Gay returned to the lineup scoring 23 points in the loss to the Clippers after missing the two previous games with a left patellar tendon strain. The Kings are 2-4 in the absence of their starting small forward this year.
- Darren Collison hasn’t played since a core muscle injury that he sustained in a Feb. 5 loss to Dallas that eventually required surgery. The 27-year-old point guard has missed 22 games during his initial campaign in Sacramento.
Selected by the Kings with the seventh pick in the draft in the 2013 draft, McLemore has started every game this season for the Kings.
The Kings (22-45), who have now lost four straight games entertain the Hornets (29-37) on Friday in game three of a five-game homestand.