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Doug Christie

Artest will give Kings action they crave - and then some

What had Ron done now?

Actually, it was what the other Kings hadn't done. The team had missed all 20 of its fourth-quarter field-goal attempts in blowing a big lead and losing to the Utah Jazz. Artest believed it was time the Kings began acting like the NBA royalty they once were instead of like the burger guy running around in tights.

"It was mainly Ron's idea," Corliss Williamson told reporters. "It was about how we're going to approach the rest of the season."

Pretty impressively thus far. The Kings, who played the Bulls last night, had won four of five since that meeting, including a 98-80 blowout of the Bulls last week.

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