The Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors find themselves at the bottom of the NBA standings. Just like the good ol’ days.
When the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors met on December 15th, things were looking a little bit different for the Kings.
Sacramento was tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 7th spot in the Western Conference. They had won 3 of their last 4 games, and a return from injury for De’Aaron Fox was on the horizon. Marvin Bagley had himself just recently returned from an injury rehab. The Kings were playing through one of the softest spots of their schedule, and looked poised to make up even more ground in the playoff picture. Despite a season-high 27 turnovers, Sacramento was able to defeat Golden State by 21 points. Things were looking good.
But things change pretty quickly around here.
In the 22 days since that December 15th game, the Kings have lost 9 of their last 10 contests and whatever playoff hopes they might have thought they had are now floundering. After starting the new year with a win against the Grizzlies, Sacramento lost on Saturday night to the Pelicans who were playing the second game of a back-to-back.
They’ll look to get things back on track tonight against the team with the second-worst record in the NBA.
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 Fubo.tv
Spread: Kings -10.5
Against The Spread:
(Courtesy of the Action Network)
Bogdan Bogdanovic – Out (ankle/illness)
Marvin Bagley – Out (foot)
Kevon Looney – Out (abdomen)
Draymond Green – Out (ankle)
Last 5 Meetings:
12/15/19 – Kings 100, Warriors 79
2/21/19 – Warriors 125, Kings 123
1/5/19 – Warriors 127, Kings 123
12/14/18 – Warriors 130, Kings 125
11/24/18 – Warriors 117, Kings 116
Players To Watch
Much has been made about Willie Cauley-Stein and his rocky separation from Sacramento, and he makes his return to the California capital tonight. His post-departure comments about the Kings organization have rubbed plenty of fans the wrong way, including a few of us here at A Royal Pain. It will be interesting to see what kind of reception is in store for WCS tonight.
The Kings could really use a win, and they won’t get it.
Warriors 114, Kings 111