BELLY AT THE BUZZER!!!! Kings beat the Rockets 119-118, winning there second game in two nights in Texas. The Rockets a frustrating team to watch. Awful. What the Kings have done without Bagley, Fox, and at times, Bogi has been really incredible. The lackluster Western Conference and the Kings commitment to defense has put this team in a great position. Back at it Wednesday vs OKC.
A 28 point career night from Richaun Holmes wasn’t enough to make up for the loss of Bogi as the Kings lose in Portland 127-116. Most points given up by the Kings this season. Tough way to start a really difficult 4 game road trip. I’m a Yogi guy!!! Kings didn’t take advantage of opportunities. I’ll try to get a show up on Friday. No show on Sunday (first night of a back to back) … Back at it Monday after the game against Houston.
Damien Barling is displeased … the Kings lost 113-106 to the usually hapless Chicago Bulls and it was actually much worse than that.
The Kings improve to 8-10 after an improbable overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets. The Kings were down by as many as 17 in the first half and were making little headway well into the 3rd quarter. The Kings closed regulation on a 17-3 run after Denver couldn’t convert anything for must of the 4th quarter. Lots of players game up big in this one. Harrison Barnes continues to be a great leader. Luke Walton is happy… but he expects his team to win at home. Kings fans should be proud of this one.
Kings fall 97-19 to the 76ers. Finish the road trip 1-3. Not a disastrous trip in terms of the way they played but the results aren’t there. Their defense but them in position to take over multiple times. Points in the paint in the 1st vs 2nd half. Luke Walton’s post game conference. Concerns about Bagley and Fox returning and the short term problems that may create for the team. Denver coming up Saturday afternoon. Enjoy your holiday.
This game was absolutely phenomenal. Give me 7 games of these two teams. Give me 82!!! This was great. A career night for Buddy Hield, unfortunately the Kings fall one point short in the TD Garden and fall to 7-9 after a thrilling 103-102 loss to the Boston Celtics. Two classics in 8 days. Two big time performances from Buddy Buckets. Kings struggled defensively tonight but there is far more good to take away from this one than there is bad. No rest – next game Wednesday against Philly.
Kings win on both sides of the floor and move to within a game of .500. Harrison Barnes was near perfect on the night. Kings offense was focused on points in the paint. 3 ball: 1st half vs 2nd half. Bogi returned to the line up. Luke Walton expressed the importance of “breaking the paint” and getting to the foul line. Good nights from Richaun Holmes and Bogi. Celtics up next Monday night.
The first quarter sets the tone as the Kings beat the Suns 120-116. Bogi’s career night concludes with some concern over his hamstring. Big night from Richaun Holmes. It wasn’t all good… Kings saw a 26 point lead shrink to 3 with 13 seconds left in the game. Turnovers and iso ball took the Kings away from the 60%+ they were shooting in the first half. 4 game road trip starts Friday with Brooklyn.
Kings solid defensive effort results in a 2-point loss to the Western Conference leading Los Angeles Lakers. Kings now 4-7 on the season. The story of the game – Kings never went away every time LeBron and the Lakers made a run at them. Bogi was in position to be the hero again. Did LeBron trip Barnes? Should Barnes have had the ball in the position? No moral victories, but the Kings are starting to build a solid sample size of better defensive basketball.
Life without De’Aaron Fox begins. Kings get the win 107-99. Go to 4-6 on the season. Big nights from Belly, Bogi, and Barnes. Buddy gets hot after he removes his headband. Richaun Holmes is everyones favorite player. The defense in the 3rd quarter is what shifted the game. Best defense of the season. Luke Walton talks about the teams commitment to defense. Are the Kings good? What are your takeaways 10 games into the season? Next game, next show, Friday night vs the Lakers.
Kings fall to the Raptors 124-120. Kings now 2-6 on the season. Kings had their opportunities to steal this game while the Raptors had their opportunities to blow them out. Kawhi may be in LA but the Raptors are still a very good basketball. Is this a moral victory kind of night? Should you have moral victories at 2-6? Strong offensive night from Harrison Barnes. Back at it following the Kings and the Hawks on Friday night.
Kings win their second straight beating New York 113-92. I’ll do my best to make this podcast more entertaining than the game. Kings went on 11-0 run to the start the 2nd quarter and that was the game. Another big night from De’Aaron Fox. Differences in last year vs this year. Half court offense. Defense. This wasn’t pretty, but it counts. Next game, Wednesday against the defending champion Toronto Raptors.
The Sacramento Kings played the game that should have netted them their first win of the season… but it didn’t. Things are getting bad.
Kings fall to 0-4 after a 101-94 loss to the Denver Nuggets. This was the Kings best performance of the year but another dreadful 3rd quarter put them in a difficult position down the stretch. Unlike previous games, there are some positives here. More assists. Less turnovers. Pace and scoring is still down. Richaun Holmes had an incredible game. He’s gonna get a lot of attention for what he did offensively but what he did defensively against Nikola Jokic should make him a starter moving forward. Next game: Charlotte, Wednesday night at the Golden One Center.
The Blazers spoil opening night at the Golden One Center, beating the Kings 122-112. The Kings 0-2 to start the season. It’s going to be difficult for the Kings to compete with teams that have superstars. Dame and CJ took over in the 4th quarter and put the game out of reach. The Kings had stretches in the the 3rd quarter were they played good defense, both in the half court and transition. And they still managed to give up 37. De’Aaron stepped up and tried to carry the load but it wasn’t enough. Much like Buddy on Wednesday, Bogi had a hot start and a cold finish. Rough night for the bigs. This isn’t gonna work for the next 4-6 weeks. Team is headed to Utah to play the Jazz Saturday night.