The Sacramento Kings battled their way through the New York Knicks for 48 minutes and came away with the 103-94 victory Friday night at the Golden 1 Center. The win snapped their four-game losing streak and reminded us all that this team can win games.
Harrison Barnes had another solid game with 21 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Richaun Holmes finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds, and six blocks, while Tyrese Haliburton added 16 points, five rebounds, four blocks, and two steals off the bench.
Both teams struggled all night with their shooting, with the Kings hitting just 41 percent from the field and the Knicks even worse at 38 percent. But, after weeks of their opponents seemingly hitting everything they threw up, it was a nice change of pace to see the team be able to grind out a defensive slog like this.
Sacramento now has four days off before they face the Orlando Magic in Florida thanks to their back-to-back games in Memphis being cancelled due to health and safety protocols. The time off could not have come at a better point in the season. Hopefully, some solid practice sessions and rest will do the squad some real good.