The Sacramento Kings can, in fact, win two games in a row. This is the first time the Kings have won back-to-back games since George Karl took over for Tyrone Corbin at the All-Star break. They’ve been that good!
In all seriousness, the Kings looked solid in both wins. I don’t want to say either win was easy, but they handled the Hornets and Wizards like you’d want them to on their home floor.
For our full breakdown of the win against Washington, you can find our recap here.
DeMarcus Cousins returned to the lineup and put up 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in just 22 minutes. If Cousins isn’t completely shutting it down for the season just yet, I’d expect limited minutes like this moving forward.
Rudy Gay continues to tear it up in Karl’s system, and I don’t know what has gotten into to Derrick Williams over the past couple of games, but I like it. Their victory over the Wizards from Sunday was so entertaining that the Kings media team had to make a ‘top-10 plays’ video from it. Things are good right now. Enjoy it while it lasts.
And here we are, March 24
, 2015, and the Kings have a golden opportunity to make it three-straight wins with the Philadelphia 76ers is town tonight.
The Kings can’t take this 76ers team lightly. They beat the Kings 114-107 back on March 13th, but you cannot tell me this isn’t a game the Kings should win at home. If you want to show the world you’re making progress, you’ve got to take care of business on your home court, especially against one of the worst teams in the NBA.
This Kings winning streak also coincides with George Karl’s decision to finally pull the trigger on Rudy Gay as the teams starting power forward. The Kings have been flirting with this idea since they traded for Gay last season, but this is the first time we’ve seen it with any consistency. It’s early, but it’s working. The point being, this is a slightly different team now than it was ten days ago when the 76ers beat them.
The Kings called up David Wear from the Reno Bighorns yesterday, and awarded him with a standard 10-day contract. I don’t know how many minutes he’ll play tonight, if he plays at all, but his signing is worth mentioning here. This will be his first game in a Kings uniform.
Philly has been beating up on some similarly bad teams throughout March, with two wins coming against the Pistons and Knicks before losing to the Lakers in Los Angeles two days ago.
It’s worth noting that DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay’s status for tonight’s game is unknown, and it probably will be that way for the remainder of the season. As of right now, it looks like they’re playing, and if it stays that way they Kings should pick up a win tonight.
Sacramento Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Where: Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento, CA
When: 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM EST
Broadcast: Comcast Sportsnet California
Radio: KHTK Sports 1140 AM
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