The Sacramento Kings haven’t had much opportunity to play their ‘Big 3′ together thanks to a handful of semi-freak injuries, but when they’ve been able to do so, the results have been pretty solid.
It’s something the Worldwide Leader has taken notice of as the Kings jumped seven spots in ESPN’s recent NBA Power Rankings – the largest leap of any team in the league.
The ‘improvement’ pushed them all the way up to 19th from their previous rank of 26th.
The Nuggets are banged up and demoralized, true, but the Kings aren’t about to apologize after scoring their first win in Denver on Sunday night since April 5, 2008. It was also the first time three Kings (Isaiah Thomas, Rudy Gay and Boogie Cousins) scored at least 25 points since January 1996.
The biggest jump (bad or good) for any other team in the league was two spots, which multiple teams made.
Sacramento’s back-to-back victory with the second game being played in Denver was the first time that had happened in over a decade.