Tired, short-handed, and a little too nonchalant on defense, the Sacramento Kings were roughed up by the Brooklyn Nets 119-106 Friday afternoon at The Arena in Orlando. The loss put the Kings on the brink of official elimination from playoff contention in the 8-game Bubble League.
This was not much of a game to watch. Sacramento was clearly outmatched by Brooklyn in nearly every aspect of the game, but most importantly effort and the desire to win. I will admit, during multiple stretches of the game, I found myself focusing on my day job rather than the early afternoon broadcast on NBA League Pass.
Bogdan Bogdanovic had another solid offensive outing with 27 points and six rebounds, but he was a team-worse -20 on the +/-. De’Aaron Fox added 21 points and seven assists, while Harrison Barnes contributed 16 points and six rebounds.
Richaun Holmes left the game after just 11 minutes of action with hip soreness that had been bothering him prior to the game. Kent Bazemore missed the contest with right calf soreness.
The game was Sacramento's third in the last four days.