Three Kings of the Night: The Finally Taking the Throne Edition


It was finally nice to see our Sacramento Kings pull off a much need win last night. And to make the win all the better, it was over the much hated Lakers. It was a win the Kings desperately needed to finally re-take the winning throne.

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  • Take this into consideration: The Kings wear on a four game home losing streak, and was just 2-6 in their last nine game in front of the home crowd entering last night’s matchup against Kobe and the Lake show.

    With the Kings sliding off the West standings, that game was needed. The Kings needed to beat Kobe and the Lakers last night, to keep their chances of contending for a playoff spot alive, and to show their fans that they were not the same old Kings of the past few years.

    For a moment, it looked like the Kings would go winless on their five game homestand, as the Lakers lead pretty much from wire-to-wire. But finally, in the fourth quarter, instead of caving in, the Kings ascended, shutting down the Lakers in the quarter, and getting that much needed win.

    Now the Kings head down I-80 to face another one of our hated rivals, the Golden State Warriors, a team that is much more superior then the Lakers, so the Kings cannot afford to get down early.

    But before we dwell on the Warriors, let’s take a moment to award the standout performances of last night in what we call the Three Kings. So let’s give them out, shall we?

    One King- Ben McLemore

    B-More was on point last night, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Although he has to work on his ball handling, (five turnovers) his offense was much needed, and he delivered, and he especially delivered on this breakaway dunk last night:

     Two Kings- Rudy Gay

    Gay continues to be the consistent standard bearer for the Kings, going for 24 points and was the team’s leading assist man with six. In other words, it was another Rudy night in Sacramento.

    Three Kings- DeMarcus Cousins

    And the Three Kings of the night once again goes to Boogie, who is making all the difference for the Kings. His double-double (team leading 29 points and 14 rebounds) and adding three blocks, corralled the Lakers big men. Welcome back Boogie!

    Naughty King of the Night- Nik Stauskas

    Nik is our first round pick, so he should be doing more than going scoreless and grabbing just one rebound. Where were you Stauskas??

    #SacramentoProud Tweet of the Night

    Our #SacramentoProud tweet of the night goes to Scott Moak, who snapped a pic reminding you who you should send to the Al-Star in New York City in February. And if you don’t like this tweet, you don’t like Kings’ Basketball.