It was not a pretty game, but the Sacramento Kings fought and clawed their way to a 106-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night at the Golden 1 Center. The win marked their first home opening victory in seven years and the 2-0 start is their first in 17 years.
This team is figuring out how to win games and it is fun to watch.
De’Aaron Fox had a dominant game with 24 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two blocks, and a steal. He also hit three of his seven three-point attempts and ran the squad like a star point guard should.
Marvin Bagley recorded his second straight double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass. He is really beginning to find his game and be a contributor on both sides of the court.
The Kings continued their dominance on the boards pulling down 56 Saturday night, including 16 on the offensive side. This is getting ridiculous; Sacramento never wins the battle of the boards and are quickly becoming one of the league’s best this season.
Sacramento shot just 5-of-23 (21.7 percent) from deep, but found other ways to score, like 33 free-throw attempts. This team is finding many ways to get points and it is great to see.
Not much time to celebrate this win as both teams are back at it on the G1C floor Sunday night at 6pm for the rematch.