Rookie Guards For Sacramento Kings Shine in Loss To Detroit Pistons

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 4: Avery Bradley
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 4: Avery Bradley /

The Sacramento Kings faced off against the Detriot Pistons tonight for their ninth game of the 2017-2018 season. Scroll down below to check out the main takeaways from this evening’s contest.

The Sacramento Kings played much better compared to their recent outings, but in the end, they fell short to the Detriot Pistons by a score of 108-99. Here are some notes to take away from the game.

With George Hill out for the game due to personal reasons, it opened up the opportunity for De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason III to get significant minutes in tonight’s match.

For the game, Fox finished the contest with 14 points and 4 assists as he led the first-team offense in a solid manner.

For Mason, he led the second team as he scored 7 points and distributed 6 assists for the game. He continues to make his case stronger for Dave Joerger to give him more playing time whether players are healthy or not.

For the Kings as a team, they had a solid game overall. Offensively, the team executed much better in their half-court offense and players were making their shots. As a result, the purple and white made 52% of their field goals, 47% of their shots from beyond the three-point line, and 69% of their shots from the free throw line.

The defense, however, for Sacramento was not as good. The Kings showed better effort on the defensive end, but Detriot’s offense was still effective. Collectively, the Pistons shot 50% from the floor, 54% from beyond the three-point line, and 68% from the free throw line.

Other than Fox and Mason, top performers for Sacramento were Bogdan Bogdanovic who scored 14 points and Zach Randolph who scored 19 points for the game.

Players from Detriot who stood out were Reggie Jackson who recorded 15 points and 7 assists, Avery Bradley who scored 24 points, and Tobias Harris who finished with 20 points and 5 assists.

With this evening’s loss, it now drops the Kings to a record of 1-8 for the season. Next time Sacramento will hit the hardwood will be against the Oklahoma City Thunder next Tuesday night.