Kings' Gay, McLemore cleared to play in opener

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team's season opener this week.

The Kings said Saturday that a CT scan on Gay's jaw showed no fracture. He was injured in the second quarter of Sacramento's 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday night's preseason finale.

The team said McLemore received five stitches above his right eye following a collision with the Lakers' Wayne Ellington in the game in Las Vegas. McLemore also passed a concussion test.

The Kings open the season Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors.

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