In their first game of the new year and their first game of the new decade, the Kings win the strangest back and forth of the season, beating the Memphis Grizzles and snapping an 8 game losing streak.
Kings lose their 522nd game of the decade and their 22nd of the season. A short-handed Clippers team had no trouble handing the Kings their 8th straight loss, 105-87.
Kings lose their 5th straight, falling to Minnesota 105-104. Fox and Bagley both leave the game with injuries. Damien Barling has your post-game report!
Kings win and they win big. This game was everything the Kings needed it to be. Except the turnovers. Despite the blowout their were a couple of notable DNP-CD’s on the box score.
This game was incredibly boring… until it wasn’t. Kings win on a late go ahead from Bogi. The win masks a poorly played game that saw the return of Marvin Bagley. The win amplifies the fact that the Sacramento Kings are now a team that can win games because of their defense. Poor shooting stretches from both teams left this game wide open at the end and once again the Kings take advantage. Next show, Friday night following the Kings vs Knicks.
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.