Three Kings of the Night: The Nail-Biter Edition


The Sacramento Kings almost let another winnable game slip away last night. But instead of losing in spectacular fashion, which would had been the case if the injury-ravaged Pacers would had held on, we got to celebrate a nail-biter.

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  • This has become one of the more disturbing trends for the Kings this season. Taking big leads, playing well through the first three quarters, and then by the time the fourth quarter rolls around, the Kings lay an egg, lose their lead, and lose in the most spectacular fashion imaginable.

    Last night, the Kings lead wire-to-wire for three quarters, but once the fourth quarter came, the Kings suddenly forgot how to play basketball. Against a Pacer team the Kings should had taken care of earlier, we should not have had to rely on Carl Landry’s bank shot to win last night.

    But when you’re on a losing streak, a win is a win, and after a week of watching the Kings suffer loss after loss, we will take a win any way we can get it. So without further or do, let’s award the Three Kings of the night shall we?

    One King – Darren Collison

    Oh Collison, where have you been this past week? We saw the good Collison return last night, scoring 20 points, while dishing out six assist and snagging six rebounds. As Collision always say:

    Two Kings – Rudy Gay

    Rudy was on it last night, leading the Kings with 27 points, and collaborating with Collision in sharing the ball with five assist, and helping out the bigs by getting five rebounds. For the first time in week, Gay’s all-around performance did not go to waste. On an unrelated note, who loved the throwback jersey’s last night? I know I did!

    Three Kings – Carl Landry

    The Three Kings of the night goes to the player who saved the Kings from almost certain oblivion. Landry stepped in and provided 14 big points off the bench, including the two that turned out to be the difference maker between me writing a positive Three Kings column, and me ripping my hair out.

    I think it’s safe to say Landry had us all doing this last night:

    Naughty King of the NightRamon Sessions

    Ramon, what has happened to you? You didn’t provide any juice last night, scoring just six points on 2-5 shooting, and becoming a black hole, dishing out just two assist. Will Ray McCallum please stand up and take Sessions’ place?

    #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night

    Our #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night goes to Lorenzo Butler, who gave Sacramento a shutout, and should also encourage you to follow Twitter during a Kings game:

    And if you don’t like that, you don’t like Kings Basketball.