Sacramento Kings Get Crushed By Knicks & Porzingis in Loss

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Garrett Temple
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Garrett Temple /

The Sacramento Kings were in pursuit to extend their winning streak last night against the New York Knicks. Scroll down below to see how the purple and white fared in yesterday’s contest.

The Sacramento Kings’ winning streak ended last night as they were routed by the New York Knicks by a score of 118-91.

Unlike their season trend, Sacramento started the game strong by taking a 10-0 lead in the beginning minutes. Unfortunately, that momentum would suddenly disappear as New York found their rhythm offensively to take a 32-23 lead after one.

The Knicks’ offense continued to take advantage over the Kings as the game went on. For the night, New York shot 52% from the floor, 44% from the perimeter, and 80% from the free throw line. The top players from the Knicks’ roster were Enes Kantar who recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds, Courtney Lee who scored 20 points, and Kristaps Porzingis who dominated with 34 points and 5 rebounds.

Unlike the Knicks, Sacramento’s offense collectively was subpar. For the starters, they remained to be stagnant in scoring the ball which resulted in the quintet to score just 31 points for the night. Three fewer points than what Porzingis produced alone.

With that being said, however, the Kings’ bench was solid yesterday. The reserves from Sacramento continued to be a silver lining in the team’s offensive struggles as the group scored a total of 60 points for the night.

Top players from the Kings were Buddy Hield who recorded 17 points and 7 rebounds, Skal Labissiere who scored 19 points, and Kosta Koufos who recorded 6 points and 10 rebounds.

Final Thoughts

Overall, excluding their 10-0 lead, the Kings were simply outplayed last night by the Knicks. Their starters struggled offensively, the team as a whole could not make their perimeter shots, and Kristaps Prozingis absolutely went off against their defense.

The Kings will have the chance to redeem themselves tomorrow as they will face off against John Wall and the Washington Wizards.