On This Date in NBA History: November 8, First Game at Arco Arena


Nov 5, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson calls for fan involvement during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Sleep Train Arena. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Sacramento Kings 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

1988 – At 1 Sports Parkway in Sacramento, California, Arco Arena, now known as Sleep Train Arena (@SleepTrainArena), hosted its first Sacramento Kings game, the team’s second game of the 1988-89 NBA season. The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Kings, 97-75, and Dale Ellis led all scorers with 28.

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