Tonight’s tilt versus the Dallas Mavericks marks the “official” end to the first half of the season, even though the Kings actually hit the halfway mark late last month. So with only 30 games left in the season, will the Kings be able to eclipse their 25 win total of last season?
The Kings are smack dab in the middle of the league when it comes to strength of schedule played so far, ranking 16th in the NBA – but things aren’t going to get easier any time soon. In the Kings remaining 30 games, only 10 (4 home, 6 road) are against teams with current sub .500 records.
Those games are:
vs. Cleveland Cavilers
@ Philadelphia 76ers
@ Golden State Warriors
With a current record of 13-39, the Kings would need to go 12-18 to tie their 25 win campaign of last season, 13-17 to eclipse it.
While the actual record might be nothing more than a trivial statistic, you’d still like to “improve” over the previous seasons win total. Considering the Kings recent upgrade in play (despite the lack of wins), do you think it’s possible that the Kings could tie or eclipse last seasons 25 win season, assuming the main cogs remain healthy (or healthy enough)?