March 22, 2017, 1:11 pm
The Sacramento Kings will look to turn things around following two road losses over the weekend when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the Golden 1 Center Wednesday night. The team struggled against San Antonio and Oklahoma City, but some extra rest on Monday and Tuesday should give them a slight boost.
The Milwaukee Bucks are making a strong push for the postseason, going 8-2 in their last ten games, and are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The return of Khris Middleton has given this team a jolt in the second half of the season, and has helped them deal with the loss of Jabari Parker.
Here are some notes heading into the game:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the premier young talents in the league, and presents a matchup problem for almost any player that guards him. Antetokounmpo will play multiple positions on any given night, and is able to guard multiple positions as well. Garrett Temple will likely be the Kings’ best bet to slow him down tonight, but it will likely be a full team effort.
- Georgios Papagiannis is slowly making his way into the team’s rotation, playing over 20 minutes in each of the last two games and recording double-digit rebounds in both games as well. The Kings don’t have much size inside beyond Kosta Koufos, so if Papagiannis can maintain his level of play, he should be able to carve out a nice role for himself moving forward.
While the playoffs are likely out of the question for the Kings, the team would still benefit from finishing the season on a strong note. Many of the team’s young players are starting to show that they can be big contributors for the team in the future, so this is a great opportunity to get those players some experience.