Sacramento Kings Lose To Clippers, Suffer Injury Bug

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Milos Teodosic
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Milos Teodosic /

The Sacramento Kings played their fifth preseason game tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. Scroll down below to read how the purple and white performed against their division rival.

The Sacramento Kings’ losing streak continues tonight as the purple and white lost to the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 104-87. Listed down below are some notes to take away from the game.

Stand Out Performances

Tonight’s contest was a good sample size of what fans can expect when watching the Kings in the regular season. Throughout the majority of the match, Dave Joerger played lineups which consisted of a good mix of veterans and young talent.

As a result, players that stood out from the Kings’ roster were Zach Randolph who scored 14 points and made two three-pointers, Garrett Temple who scored 13 points, and Frank Mason III who recorded 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Notable performances from the Clippers were Blake Griffin who recorded 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists, Wesley Johnson who scored 16 points, and DeAndre Jordan who recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Injury Bug Bites The Kings, Again

The game was pretty close as the two clubs were tied at the end of the third period. But once the fourth quarter was in session, the Clippers pulled away with the lead and won the match in comfortable fashion.

Although the Kings showcased more optimistic signs in their rebuild, this game literally hurts them. During the game, the purple and white suffered two more injuries on their roster: George Hill and Bogdan Bogdanovic.

In the first half, Hill slipped on the court which resulted in the nine-year veteran to leave the game due to a groin injury. Later at the end of the third quarter, Bogdanovic got tangled up with Kosta Koufos which resulted in the Serbian rookie to also leave the game with an ailing ankle.

With De’Aaron Fox already sidelined with an injured back, the Kings do not want to see more of their rotation players out due to health. Hopefully, the three can recover in time for them to hit the hardwood next week for the team’s regular-season opener.

Final Thoughts

With this game in the books, the Kings now fall to a record of 1-4 for the preseason. The next game they have on the schedule will be against the Golden State Warriors tomorrow night.