The Sacramento Kings moved to 6-3 off the strength of their fifth straight win, blowing out the Hawks in Atlanta.
It was an all-around domination by the Sacramento Kings in the second half that led to a 146-115 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Sacramento Kings took a 35-29 at the end of the first quarter and wouldn’t look back, closing the first half up 69-64 (nice).
De’Aaron Fox had 10 assists at the end of the half, but only seven points in what would become a career-high night of scoring for him. Three other Kings, Nemanja Bjelica, Buddy Hield, and Marvin Bagley III, finished the first-half with double-digit points.
The second half, however, is where the Kings really took control. Using a 13-2 run early in the third, Sacramento pushed their lead to 91-75 before going up 20 on a reeling Hawks team.
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Sacramento ended the quarter up 115-87, thanks to Fox’s 21 third-quarter points. Hield also added 12 points in the quarter, but it was a career-night from Fox that stole the show.
The Kings took their starters out midway through the fourth, cementing an incredible 58 point, 15 rebound and 21 assist-effort from Sacramento’s starting backcourt of Hield and Fox.
Nemanja Bjelica also made an impact, despite having his double-double streak snapped as he put up 19 points, two rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks. Marvin Bagley III played solid as well, chipping in 18 points and grabbing five boards in 24 minutes.
Despite a plethora of good and great performances, three players stood out the most, starting with De’Aaron Fox.