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The Sacramento Kings topped the Timberwolves for the second time this season, 141-130, but who stood out the most?
Well, that was an entertaining one. The Sacramento Kings took the win in a seesaw affair against the Minnesota Timberwolves and moved themselves to eighth in the West at 15-12.
Sacramento controlled the first half in this one, ending the first quarter up 35-31, en route to a 13-point halftime lead. De’Aaron Fox paced the Kings early, scoring nine points in the first, while Nemanja Bjelica had 12 for Sacramento at the end of two.
After dominating the first half of this one, the Sacramento Kings came out flat in the second half. Despite being seemingly in control throughout the game, the Kings allowed the Wolves to score 42 points in the third, before ending the third up just 96-92.
The fourth quarter is where things go really dicey for the Kings. Sacramento opened up a massive 120-103 lead before letting Minnesota go on a 16-6 run to cut the lead to 126-119. Seven, however, is as close as the Wolves would come to regaining the lead, as the Kings high-level clutch play continued and they closed out a 141-130 win.
The Sacramento Kings set a franchise record for made three pointers in a game Wednesday night, making 19/38 from distance.
Around the league, the Sacramento Kings are expected to be active in trade discussions and as Sactown Royalty’s Richard Ivanowski pointed out, Yogi Ferrell getting extra run in tonight’s game could be an effort by the team to showcase him a hit before a potential trade.
Next Up: Golden State Warriors (19-12) vs. Sacramento Kings (15-12) on Friday, Dec. 14.