Sacramento Kings Try To Climb Out Of Hole, Take On Nuggets

Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Sacramento Kings will show up to the arena tonight and hopefully play in a basketball game. They take on the Denver Nuggets.

To say that the Sacramento Kings have had a rough start to the season would be an understatement. The team is 0-3 and questions about coaching, on-court play, and cohesiveness have arisen. The injury bug caught up with them early, first with Harry Giles in the preseason and now with second-year player Marvin Bagley missing 4-6 weeks.

They will likely drop to 0-4 tonight before they play their fifth game of the season against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

The Nuggets come in to tonight’s game undefeated, though their first two games have not exactly been walks in the park. They beat a contender in their first game when they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, and were taken to overtime by the Phoenix Suns who look like they could make noise out west this season.

Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s contest:

Tip-off: 7:00 PM PT
Radio: 1140 KHTK
Watch: NBC Sports California, or stream live on

Betting Info: The Sacramento Kings are 5.5 point underdogs, a surprisingly low spread given the team’s struggles over the first three games.

(Courtesy of The Action Network)

Injury Report:


Harry Giles – Questionable (knee)


No Current Injuries

Last 5 Meetings:

2/13/19 – Nugget 120, Kings 118

1/3/19 – Nuggets 117, Kings 113

10/23/18 – Nuggets 126, Kings 112

3/11/18 – Nuggets 130, Kings 104

1/6/18 – Kings 106, Nuggets 98

Matchup To Watch:

This feels like it has become a “watch which player is going to dominate the Kings” section of our preview, and this one is no different. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is going to FEAST.

The Kings have had trouble with opposing big men so far this year, though they’ve only gone through the likes of Deandre Ayton, Hassan Whiteside, and Rudy Gobert. Tonight they will face off against an MVP candidate who is in the conversation for best center in the league.

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We’ll have to wait a couple more days to see the Kings get their first victory of the season.

Nuggets 118, Kings 108