Three Kings of the Night: The Finding New (Old) Ways To Lose Edition


The Sacramento Kings keep finding new ways to lose a basketball game, which remarkably, seems like the old ways the Kings were losing basketball games.

It happened yet again last night against the Rockets, where the Kings were in control of a Houston team that was tired and lacking confidence. But once again, when the fourth quarter rolled around, James Harden became unstoppable, the Kings became lethargic, and the end result was the same it has been the past two weeks – a loss.

One of our Twitter followers said it best; without DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings look like the 76ers except with more talent. You can make the excuse that the Kings horrible play of late resulted in Cousins sickness, but the Rockets were without Dwight Howard, and they have played just fine.

But despite yet another fourth quarter collapse, there were some standout performances from last night. So without further or do, let’s give out the Three Kings of the Night, shall we?

One King – Derrick Williams

One of the bright spots in an otherwise miserable stretch is that Williams is really coming into his own as a super-sub. He scored 17 points to go along with five rebounds, and once again provided the energy for the Kings off the bench. One example; this alley-oop throwdown:

Two Kings – Ben McLemore

B-More’s scoring retuned last night, to the tune of 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor with two three-pointers to boot. Let’s hope he can keep up this production.

Three Kings – Darren Collison

The Three Kings of the night goes to Collision, who lead the Kings with 24 points, and dished out seven assist. Collision was the main man offensively for the Kings last night, and has really emerged as a savior at point guard for the Kings.

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  • The Naughty King of the Night – Rudy Gay

    Gay had an all-around solid game with 13 points, eight rebounds, and eight assist. But the Kings needed him to be the main offensive weapon, and he wasn’t. To make matters worse, his counterpart, James Harden, went off for 44 points, including ripping up Gay on the defensive end in the fourth quarter and overtime. When that happens, you deserve to be in this slot.

    #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night

    Our #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night goes to the Sacramento ESC, which released their new renderings of what the Kings new downtown arena and entertainment district will look like. And it looks stunning. If you don’t like this pic, you don’t like Kings’ Basketball.