Three Kings of the Night: The Struck by Thunder Edition


On a night where the Sacramento Kings surprisingly launched the Ty Corbin era, the Kings found themselves struck by the red-hot Thunder.

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  • In some ways, it was a fitting end to a crazy period for the Kings. It caught everybody by surprise when Michael Malone was let go by management, and even more of a surprise to fine that management was doing everything in its power, including throwing in a McDonald’s gift card, to get Chris Mullin to be the new coach of the Kings.

    With all of that craziness going on, the Kings found themselves 0-3 on their current five game homestand, and dropped to 6-8 at home overall. Sleep Train Arena was once a place where opponents feared to play, but it seems like these days, teams are circling their trip to Sacramento to cure their wounds.

    Despite another tough loss, there were some standouts last night, and we award their efforts in what we call the Three Kings of the night. So let’s award them, shall we?

    One King- Carl Landry

    Landry came up with heart off the bench last night, scoring 14 points and grabbing four boards, and was instrumental in the fourth-quarter rally made by the Kings last night.

    Two Kings- Derrick Williams

    Mr. energy once again came through when the Kings needed it most, scoring eight points, and joining Landry in becoming a lightning rod in the Kings furious fourth-quarter comeback.

    Three Kings- Rudy Gay

    And the Three Kings of the night goes to Gay, who again did all he could do get the Kings a win they desperately need. Gay lead the Kings with 22 points, snagged six rebounds, and dished out three assist, and had one sick dunk at the end of the first half last night:

    Naughty King of the Night- Ben McLemore

    B-More had a real tough night last night, scoring just 10 points on just 4-for-11 shooting from the floor. The Kings could had really used his scoring, but sadly, B-More was nowhere to be found last night.

    #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night

    Our #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night goes to Colin Twomey, who took a snapshot of Kings great Peja Stojakovic being honored at last nights game, and if you don’t like this tweet, you don’t like Kings’ Basketball.