The Sacramento Kings will begin their Texas three-step by looking for a win in San Antonio as they take on the Spurs tonight at 5:30PT.
For the Sacramento Kings, the key to tonight’s game will be health. They are dinged up across the board, in both the front and back courts.
Both Bogdan Bogdanovic and Cory Joseph are considered questionable for tonight’s game in San Antonio. The two have been important pieces for the Kings since the injury to De’Aaron Fox, each in their own ways.
Bogdanovic has been the spark that Sacramento so badly needed, a playmaking point producer with veteran dependability. But he has been hampered by knee and hamstring problems since his career-high performance on November 19th and hasn’t looked the same. He missed the game against Portland on Wednesday, and the four players off of the bench managed to score just 29 points combined.
Joseph has also provided veteran guard play, but it is his defense that has made him a commodity for the Kings. While his offensive skill set is nowhere near that of Fox, his prowess on the other end has been a component that has helped Sacramento remain competitive.
Their presence, along with the slight possibility of seeing Marvin Bagley get minutes for the first time since October 24th, would be a huge lift for a Kings team that is getting desperate for a victory.
Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s contest:
Tip-off: 5:30 PM PT
Radio: 1140 KHTK
Watch: NBC Sports California, or stream live on Fubo.tv
Spread: Spurs -4.5
Against The Spread (ATS):
(Courtesy of The Action Network)
Cory Joseph – Questionable (back)
Bogdan Bogdanovic – Questionable (knee)
Marvin Bagley – Doubtful (thumb)
LaMarcus Aldridge – Questionable (thigh)
Last 5 Meetings:
3/31/19 – Kings 113, Spurs 106
2/4/19 – Kings 127, Spurs 112
11/12/18 – Kings 104, Spurs 99
4/9/18 – Spurs 98, Kings 95
1/28/18 – Spurs 113, Kings 98
Players To Watch:
The availability of LaMarcus Aldridge will be a big factor in tonight’s game. He is San Antonio’s second-leading scorer and has Jakob Pöltl and Trey Lyles backing him up. If Aldridge is unable to go, look for the Kings’ lives to be made a whole lot easier no matter who is available out of the backcourt.
Spurs 106, Kings 103