December 2, 2017, 10:26 am
The Kings head to Milwaukee just a day after a fight-to-the-finish win over a lowly Bulls team, less than a week after Sacramento was embarrassed at home against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.
The Kings fell 112-87 just a few days ago and now have to face the Bucks who are on a roll. The Bucks added Eric Bledsoe and have proceeded to go 7-3 since the addition of the 27-year-old guard. Bledsoe has averaged over 20 points per game in his last four games with the Bucks as well.
The Kings are looking to win a second straight game for just the second time this season. Sacramento is coming off the heels of a 107-106 win in which Zach Randolph led the way with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
Sacramento is one of the lowest scoring teams in the league, but they’ve scored over 100 points in three of their last five contests.
Sacramento is 4-4 in their last eight games after starting the season 3-11.
The Kings allowed the Bucks to shoot almost 60 percent in the loss and gave up 52 points in the paint on their way to being routed.
Both teams shot sub-70 percent from the free throw line, but the Kings also turned the ball over six more times than Milwaukee and gave up four more 3-pointers.
The Bucks are averaging 109 points per game in their last four games on their way to a 3-1 record over that span. Milwaukee has tough task of being a heavy favorite at -11.5 and will have to keep their attention on the Kings rather than their next opponent, the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics.
Bogdan Bogdanovic had a career-tying 19 points against the Bulls as the Kings won in Chicago for the first time in eight tries.
The Kings will have to figure out a way to deal with the length of the Bucks after the youngsters for Milwaukee forced the Kings into 18 turnovers (13 steals for MIL).
PG – George Hill
SG – De’Aaron Fox
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Skal Labissiere
C – Zach Randolph
Harry Giles (knee) – OUT
HOW TO WATCH
Where: NBCS California
When: 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 EST)