Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors game 29 preview


The Sacramento Kings travel to face the Toronto Raptors on Dec. 17 in a regular season game.  This article previews that game from a Kings’ perspective.

The Sacramento Kings  make their lone trip to Canada to face the Toronto Raptors tonight.  It is game two of a four-game road trip that sees the Kings visit Philadelphia and Brooklyn in back-to-back days this coming week.

Sacramento and the Raptors faced off just one week ago in California.  Willie Cauley-Stein sat out as the Raptors rode a 25-point performance from DeMar DeRozan to a 102-87 victory last Sunday.  Below is a highlight video from that game so that you can see both teams on the court.

Without further ado, here is the top thing I am watching for tonight and some final thoughts on the contest between the Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors on Dec 17.

Guard play

It is no secret that the Raptors are going to play behind their two primary options in the backcourt.  Kyle Lowry and DeRozan figure to see plenty of touches and productions this evening.  The Kings need to do a better job forcing contested shots and running them off their spots.

It will be interesting to see how Sacramento’s shuffles their lineup if De’Aaron Fox misses the game.  Fox is doubtful as of this writing with a quad injury.  It should force the Kings to play more Buddy Hield, George Hill, and Frank Mason.  That could bode poorly for Sacramento’s guard defense.  Keep an eye on who the Kings are running out there tonight and how they fare against Toronto’s one-two punch of DeRozan and Lowry.

Final thoughts

Reminder, the game begins at 12:30 p.m. PT, so it is an early afternoon game for those on the West Coast.  The Kings are looking to exact a little revenge after they received a homecourt beatdown by the Raptors just one week ago.  Please tune in and enjoy the game.

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