The Sacramento Kings will play host to the Orlando Magic in tonight’s game, a team that they have won five straight games against.
Things have gone from bad to worse for the Sacramento Kings as they have been bitten badly by the injury bug.
For tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic, there are six Kings players listed on the injury report, easily their highest of the season. There are the lingering injuries to Bogdan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley, but the breaking news on Sunday afternoon came at the expense of Richaun Holmes.
The undisputed MVP of the first half of the season for Sacramento, Holmes injured his shoulder against the Warriors on December 6th and hasn’t played since. After undergoing further imaging, it was revealed that there was an injury in his right shoulder joint and that he would be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.
This is a serious blow to Sacramento’s dwindling playoff hopes, as Holmes has been the only consistent player on the roster this season. The team is hoping that Bagley will be ready to make his return on Monday, which would give the Kings some added depth up front. If he is a no-go, get ready for heavy doses of Harry Giles and Dewayne Dedmon.
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 -2
Against The Spread:
(Courtesy of the Action Network)
Bogdan Bogdanovic – Out (ankle)
Richaun Holmes – Out (shoulder)
Cory Joseph – Questionable (illness)
Harrison Barnes – Probable (quad)
Nemanja Bjelica – Questionable (ankle)
Marvin Bagley – Questionable (foot)
D.J. Augustin – Questionable (knee)
Michael Carter-Williams – Questionable (shoulder)
Aaron Gordon – Questionable (calf)
Last 5 Meetings:
1/7/19 – Kings 111, Magic 95
10/30/18 – Kings 107, Magic 99
3/9/18 – Kings 94, Magic 88
1/23/18 – Kings 105, Magic 99
3/13/17 – Kings 120, Magic 115
Players To Watch:
Whoever is healthy and available to take the court.
A prediction is heavily contingent on who plays and who doesn’t. But we’ll go with:
Magic 113, Kings 105