Kings rookie Evans ejected vs. Lakers

Tyreke Evans remarkable rookie season has ended with his

ejection from the Kings’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

He was tossed in the third quarter Tuesday night by referee

Derek Richardson, who whistled back-to-back technical fouls when

Evans apparently said something to him.

Evans had just hit consecutive layups to pull Sacramento within

67-66 of the Lakers, and apparently was angry about a foul not

being called.

Evans is the NBA’s leading candidate for the rookie of the year

award, entering the game averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and

5.8 assists. Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James are

the only other NBA rookies to average a 20-5-5.