Three Kings Of the Night: Clawed By a Grizzly Edition


So are the Kings in a crisis mode? Judging from the Sleep Train Arena crowd last night, you would think the Kings have hit that stage.

It was not a pretty night for our Kings, who suffered their third straight loss against the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that is paying some of the best defense since the Bad Boys of Detroit ruled the NBA in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

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  • It was one of those games that just seemed like the Kings were down all night long –OK, the Kings were down all night long, but their play on the court matched the lethargic score on the scoreboard. The Kings made lazy passes, and played with a lack of enthusiasm, two things that you don’t want to be caught doing against this Grizzlies team.

    So now you are wondering why am I even doing a Three Kings column (yes, I thought Three Stars was overused, so I’m changing the name) if the Kings played terrible all night long? Because I believe in the positive, it’s too much work to be negative, and there were some good performances from last night that must be hailed. So without further or do, here are the Three Kings from last night:

    One King – Ben McLemore

    McLemore is beginning to make a regular appearance in the Three Kings column, and last night, he had another efficient game, going for 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting. As I always say, let’s hope he continues his consistent streak. So what does B-More do after a tough loss? He goes to get a pizza of course!!

    Two Kings – Rudy Gay

    Once again, Gay tried everything in his arsenal to keep the Kings in the game, going for 20 points, four rebounds, and three assist. But he also joined his fellow Kings in the turnover party, committing four turnovers. That cannot repeat itself against the Raptors tomorrow night.

    Three Kings – Reggie Evans

    On a night where the Kings were lacking energy, Evans stepped in and did what he does best – provide heart and hustle. Evans put on his best DeMarcus Cousins impression, going for 17 points, and snagging 20 rebounds. Without Evans, the Kings would had probably lost by 30.

    Naughty King of the Night:

    The Naughty King of the night goes to Ryan Hollins, who in 17 minutes of action starting in place of Boogie Cousins, had a grand total of no points and one rebound. Check out this Vine of Hollins warming up before the game. Where was you shot at Ryan? Please get healthy soon Boogie!!

    Kings Fan Tweet of the Night:

    The tweet of the night goes to Yolanda Fearon, whose kids found a great door prize at a recent Kings home game. Hey, I would like these door prizes as well!