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Kings still searching for a defensive lineup

Another head-scratching loss leads to more questions about the Kings defense.

Vlade Divac exited the Sacramento Kings locker room and briefly chatted with his assistant general manager Mike Bratz. Quickly, he turned his attention down the hallway toward the security exit of Sleep Train Arena, walking in that direction. Not finding who he was seeking, he turned back and checked in the VIP lounge. Nope, not there. After that, he disappeared toward the team bus area. This was following a 109-97 loss to the 11-win New Orleans Pelicans at home. Divac's search was a departure from the usual gathering of himself, director of player personnel and development Peja Stojakovic and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive that typically takes place outside of the locker room following a game.