November 8, 2016, 10:34 pm
The Sacramento Kings took home their second straight win Tuesday night over the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis led all scorers with 32 points, but Sacramento was aided by a far more balanced attack, with production coming from all over the roster.
While the final score was fairly close, Sacramento was able to grab the lead early and carry it throughout. While Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins were once again the leading scorers for Sacramento, but the Kings were able to get everyone involved on offense which helped the team maintain their lead the whole game.
Here were some notes from the game:
- Darren Collison played his first game for the Kings this season, scoring nine points and dishing out four assists. Ty Lawson remained as the starter, but was asked to take the bulk of the minutes at point guard, playing just under 28 minutes. Collison seems to be very close to taking over as the starter.
- Matt Barnes had another great game, scoring five points while contributing eight boards and three assists. Barnes has been one of the most productive bench players for the team this season, and also seems to have a good impact on his teammates when he comes into games.
- Omri Casspi was the odd man out tonight, failing to register any minutes in the win. The rotation has been fairly volatile to this point, but Casspi has rarely gotten an opportunity to play in important minutes this season.
The win brings the King’s record to 4-5 on the season, while the loss keeps the Pelicans winless at 0-8. Sacramento now turns their attention to a Lakers team that has been surprisingly successful to start the season, but is still an opponent that the Kings should be able to beat.