The Sacramento Kings competed against the Phoenix Suns tonight for their fourth regular season game. Listed down below are some takeaways from the contest.
The Sacramento Kings came up short in a thrilling game against the Phoenix Suns by a score of 117-115.
To start the game, the Kings struggled mightily as the worst could have happened for the purple and white. Although the Kings had good looks on the floor, they were unable to hit their shots while the Suns’ offense ran them over. As a result, Sacramento trailed 36-17 after the first period.
Players of the Game
But once Dave Joerger turned to his bench, the momentum changed. Led by guys like De’Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic, who made his NBA debut tonight, the Kings were able to rally back and make the game competitive.
For the match, Fox recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists while Bogdanovic finished the night with 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Other positive contributors for the Kings were Skal Labissiere who scored 17 points and Garrett Temple who scored 23 points.
Once the second half was in session, the contest remained close between the two clubs. The game went down to the final possession where the Kings had the chance to win, but unfortunately, fell short.
It was great to see the young Kings, especially Fox and Bogdanovic, thrive tonight, but this game was one that Sacramento should have won. Prior to tonight, the season had been nightmarish for the Suns as they suffered multiple blowout losses while firing their head coach, Earl Watson, recently.
It seemed like a Sacramento victory was in the tea leaves, but unfortunately, the Kings just could not execute enough, specifically the first quarter, to get the victory tonight.
With today’s game in the books, the Kings now stand at a record of 1-3. Their next opportunity to get a win will be on Thursday night when they face off against DeMarcus Cousins and the New Orleans Pelicans.