The Sacramento Kings Need to Rebound Against the Happless Pistons

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We all know by now that the Sacramento Kings play hard, but without their man in the middle, the Kings has a drop off in talent. This is illustrated perfectly by their recent funk that has saw the Kings lose some games that they should had won.

The Kings will get another chance to rebound when they continue a five game homestand tonight against the Detroit Pistons, a team that is dysfunctional, and mirred in a season long drought.

But despite their 4-19 record, the Pistons does have star power, mainly in Josh Smith and Andre Drummond. In fact, Drummond has the ability to be problematic for the Kings, so the big guys, namely Reggie Evans, is going to have to step it up. Another player that is going to have to step it up is Jason Thompson, especially on the offensive end.

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  • Rudy Gay is going to have to score more than 13 points against the Pistons. He doesn’t need a monster game, but 25 points should do the trick. Also, if Ben McLemore can get it going, that would be added fire power against the Pistons.

    But what this game is going to come down to is defense and bench play, two things that has stymied the Kings as of late. Derrick Williams will be an X-factor, as his play can really lift the Kings, and Ramon Sessions is going to have to stop making boneheaded plays.

    If the Kings can pin the Pistons offense down, get solid bench play, and Gay and B-More can get it going, the Kings have an excellent shot at getting back in the win column tonight.

    My Prediction: Kings 104, Pistons 98