The Sacramento Kings matched the Los Angeles Clippers bucket-for-bucket for about 21 minutes. Then the game started to slip away, and the result was an extremely disheartening 100-138 loss Friday night at the Golden 1 Center. The defeat dropped the squad to a season-low three games under .500 at 5-8.
Marvin Bagley led the Kings with a team-high 20 points and five rebounds, while Richaun Holmes chipped in his usual 17 points and five rebounds on 8-for-11 shooting. De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield had rather “meh” outings with 14 and nine points, respectively.
The story of the game however was the third quarter as Sacramento came out as flat as any team possibly could and were outscored 37-16. It was clear to even the most uneducated NBA fan that this game was going to get ugly rather fast and clickers should be at the ready.
Quickly Moving On
The Kings close out their seven-game homestand Sunday evening when the New Orleans Pelicans come to town. This will be Associate Head Coach Alvin Gentry’s first shot at his former team since being let go last summer.