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Police will protect NBA game from Stephon Clark shooting protesters

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings say there will be a heavy police presence to keep protesters from blocking fans from entering the team's arena for a third time.

Demonstrators upset by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police in California's capital earlier this month twice prevented thousands of fans from entering Golden 1 Center. Team members and owners supported the protest at another game, with members donning warm-up T-shirts honoring 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

His funeral is Thursday at a Sacramento church.

The team warned Wednesday night that they and Sacramento police are committed to avoiding another disruption for fans at Thursday night's game with the Indiana Pacers.

That will include a significant police presence around the arena, with security and ticket checks at the outskirts of the team's property.

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