Sacramento Kings: Top 5 Moments Of The Decade

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#4. Final Game At ARCO Arena

One of the few bright spots for the Kings over the last decade was their opening of the state-of-the-art Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. The move would mean that the Kings would vacate their longtime home located just a few minutes up I-5.

ARCO Arena was the host of the most memorable moments in franchise history, and was once known to be the loudest, most boisterous building in the entire league. Its old bones were located in what seemed like the middle of a cow pasture, but it held a very special place in the hearts of Kings fans.

So when the team was scheduled to play their final game in their old home in April of 2016, the Sacramento Faithful showed up in droves. The atmosphere was reminiscent of the Kings’ glory days with cowbells and thunder sticks aplenty.

There were feelings of both excitement and nostalgia in the house that evening. In attendance were former members of the organization, from players to coaches to front office members. The team did not disappoint on the court, either.

The Kings played host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in what was one of Kevin Durant’s final regular-season games in an OKC uniform. He would score a game-high 31 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Kings and their electric home-court advantage.

Rudy Gay and Darren Collison combined to score 51 and Seth Curry added 20 to make up for an off night from DeMarcus Cousins. Sacramento won 114-112, giving their beloved home a proper farewell.

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