King of Kings

TYREKE EVANS could have been folding his hands after he let the shot go.

People who believe in prayer saw one answered late Wednesday when Tyreke Evans heaved a three-point petition 4 feet behind halfcourt at the buzzer to give the lowly Sacramento Kings win No. 6.

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Can I get an amen after a quick review by the officials to see if the missile beat the clock to give the league's worst team its second win in 18 games?

Count it.

Evans, the American Christian product from Chester, and the 2009-10 NBA rookie of the year, raced to the sideline and jumped on the scorer's table after his game-winning shot.

While Evans celebrated, exchanging "Hallelujahs" with the masses in Sac-town, Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof knelt - in prayer? - behind officials reviewing the play and celebrated when the shot was confirmed to have beaten the buzzer.

Apparently, the Kings hold prayer meetings and pass the plate after practice. "I've won a couple dollars off that shot," Evans said. "We practice it after shootaround in the morning sometimes, and I'm glad we do that."

 

Halladay greating

 

Now we know how the voting for 2010 Sportsperson of the Year would have gone if we had knowledge of the Cliff Lee deal and of the Eagles' "Miracle at the New Meadowlands."

About the same.

In our readers' poll on philly.com, Roy Halladay was the overwhelming choice, with 57 percent of the votes. Tied for second, with just 8.3 percent, were Michael Vick (who was second in our voting) and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro (we had him seventh). Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, who we had at No. 3, was a distant fifth (4.1), behind the Union's Sebastien Le Toux. We guess the Sons of Ben showed up en masse as Le Toux garnered 6.2 percent of the vote. He had more votes than "Chooch" Ruiz, Mike Richards, Chris Pronger, Roy Oswalt, Charlie Manuel and DeSean Jackson combined.

Hey, Flyers fans, anybody out there?