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Haliburton works on shot in empty arena after Kings' loss

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Tyrese Haliburton sitting on court

Tyrese Haliburton has been the story of the Kings' season so far.

The rookie guard looks like a veteran and is playing beyond his years. With each passing game, he's showing why he's a leading candidate for 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year.

But in the Kings' 138-100 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Golden 1 Center on Friday night, Haliburton arguably had his worst game as a professional.

In 24 minutes off the bench, Haliburton shot 2-of-7 from the field and finished with five points, five assists and two rebounds.

After the ugly loss, in an empty arena, Haliburton came back out on the court and worked on his shot with the help of a coach.

The Kings' loss on Friday night wasn't due to Haliburton's poor performance. Sacramento had plenty of other issues that led to its demise. But it's clear the rookie believes he could have done more to help his team's cause.

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Haliburton and the Kings have a chance to bounce back Sunday when they host the New Orleans Pelicans. If his shooting after the latest loss is any indication, expect the Iowa State product to have a big night against Zion Williamson and Co.