Sacramento Kings And Their Youth Play Ugly Against Wizards

SACRAMENTO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Willie Cauley-Stein
SACRAMENTO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Willie Cauley-Stein /

The Sacramento Kings played against the Washington Wizards this afternoon. Scroll down below to see how the purple and white fared in today’s contest.

The Sacramento Kings dropped their fourth straight game today as they lost to the Washington Wizards by a score of 110-83.

Playing Young

Due to veterans George Hill and Zach Randolph taking the day off to rest, Dave Joerger opted to start a lineup consisting of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Skal Labissiere, and Willie Cauley-Stein. A starting five the Kings and their fans hope to see on a regular basis in their future.

Ugly Start

Unfortunately, the youth of Sacramento struggled from the very start. The Wizards completely dominated the first quarter as they had full control over the Kings which resulted in a 35-16 lead after one. The momentum carried over into the second quarter for Washington as they led 63-32 over Sacramento going into halftime.

Diamonds In The Rough

The Kings were able to gain some energy back due to the play of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Frank Mason III, but in the end, the Wizards controlled this match from start to finish to come out with the blowout victory.

For Bogdanovic, he finished the game with 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 steals. In my opinion, the best game the Serbian star has played so far in the NBA. For Mason, 11 points off 5-9 shooting were his stats for today. The former Kansas star made a solid case to earn more minutes as the season goes on.

Notable performances from Washington were John Wall who recorded 19 points and 9 assists, Bradley Beal who scored 15 points, and Otto Porter Jr. who recorded 16 points and 5 rebounds.

Final Thoughts

Overall, a very disappointing outing by Sacramento. Today could have been a huge step forward for the young Kings, but unfortunately, they came out flat which is unacceptable against a good opponent in Washington.

Hopefully, the youth of Sacramento can learn from this game and rebound back in a way that can have their fans be excited about them once again. The next opportunity for them to do so will be Tuesday night when they face off against the Indiana Pacers.