Kings: 5 Worst Losses From First Half Of 2019-20

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#4. December 2nd vs. Chicago

The Kings didn’t lose in heartbreaking fashion or blow a big lead when they were defeated by the Chicago Bulls in early December. Rather, it was the situation that Sacramento found themselves in at that point of the season that makes it one of the toughest losses so far.

Sacramento had gone 8-5 since their 0-5 start, with signature wins over the Celtics and Nuggets, and close but promising losses to the Lakers and 76ers. They had even avenged their Opening Night loss to the Suns.

And they were doing it all without franchise cornerstone De’Aaron Fox.

So when the struggling Bulls came to town, the Kings looked at it as an easy win to solidify their spot in the playoff race before taking off on a tough road trip. As they did in the game against the Hornets, Sacramento blew it.

The Kings found themselves down by 19 at one point, but were able to battle back to cut the lead to 2 with under 3 minutes remaining. But the Bulls would hold on, sending the Kings to the airport disappointed.

The blow from this loss was cushioned by the big victories against the Mavericks and Rockets on the subsequent road trip, or else this would have been the game the could be pointed to as the “beginning of the end” for the Kings.

But, not to be outdone, the #3 game on our list took place just four nights later.