November 15, 2017, 10:24 pm
The Kings came into Atlanta hoping to avoid a win-less road trip but the team was unable to keep up in a 126-80 loss to the Hawks.
The Kings have had some bad losses early in the season, but given the record of the Hawks entering the game (2-12) this may have been the worst of the bunch.
Sacramento was never able to take the lead, but the team did manage to keep up in the first quarter. The wheels really fell off in the second quarter which saw the Hawks outscore the Kings 40-19.
The team made some improvements offensively in the second half but the team’s inability to stop the Hawks kept the game well out of reach.
Dave Joerger managed to find minutes for Georgios Papagiannis and Frank Mason early in the fourth quarter, but neither had much of an impact. Papagiannis finished with four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes of action while Mason scored just two points in nine minutes.
Sacramento will now look to bounce back after an 0-3 trip when they face the Trailblazers Friday night at the Golden 1 Center.
NOTES FROM THE GAME:
- Dewayne Dedmon had one of the best games of his career scoring 20 points to go along with 14 rebounds and five assists. Dedmon was also able to make an impact defensively with two steals and two blocks. Sacramento has struggled to contain the paint all season so the big night for Dedmon does not come as much of a surprise.
- Zach Randolph had another good night from the field with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Randolph had been in somewhat of a slump earlier in the season but his scoring has improved over the last few games.
- Skal Labissiere didn’t see the court until the game was well out of reach late in the fourth quarter, playing just seven minutes in the loss. Labissiere notably entered the game after Mason and Papagiannis which shows just how far he’s fallen in the rotation. Labissiere seemed to be playing better in his last two games but it looks like he may be falling further out of the rotation.