Kings fans began arriving shortly after dawn, with thousands of black-jerseyed faithful seemingly outnumbering cycling fans as they formed lines outside pubs and thronged the streets outside Staples. Most of the seats were already filled by the warm-up, which began at almost the exact moment Peter Sagan won the Tour's final stage on the street outside.
The NBA worried a multiple-overtime playoff game might force a delay of the Clippers' Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs, or even force a postponement to Monday.
The Coyotes avoided all overtimes — and all celebrations.
NOTES: Martin Hanzal returned to the Coyotes' lineup after sitting out Game 3 under suspension for boarding Brown. Veteran D Adrian Aucoin also returned for Phoenix after missing the series' first three games with an injury. ... Several Kings greats watched the game together in a luxury suite, including Rogie Vachon, Butch Goring, Glen Murray and Ian Turnbull. ... Rainn Wilson, Matthew Perry and David Beckham attended the game.
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