As many feared might be the case, Domantas Sabonis was unable to play in the Sacramento Kings game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Sabonis was questionable coming in due to the thumb injury he suffered in the team’s prior game against the Washington Wizards.
So far, the team and all reports have remained pretty vague regarding Sabonis and how long he might be out. There isn’t anything that indicates he will miss significant time but there also isn’t anything that leads one to believe he could be back at any given moment.
It’s an unknown as he and the Kings organization work thru the best steps to get him back on the court. He was playing arguably the best basketball of his NBA career prior to getting injured.
For what it’s worth, Sabonis was wearing a glove on his injured hand throughout the game. He will be reevaluated once again on Wednesday before the Kings play the Nuggets for the second day in a row.
With Sabonis out, Alex Len started the game for the Kings, who were coached by Associate Head Coach Jordi Fernandez. Mike Brown missed the game as he is currently in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Len may have started but he didn’t get a whole lot of action. He fell just short of 14 minutes played, finishing with two points and four rebounds. Richaun Holmes also reentered the Kings rotation due to the absence of Sabonis. He played 23 minutes off the bench and finished the game with eight points and seven rebounds.
De’Aaron Fox led the Kings in the scoring department with 26 points in the game. That allowed him to move into 17th place on the Kings all-time scoring list.
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- Following the loss, the Kings are now 4.5 games behind the western conference leading Nuggets. They sit seventh in the west before they face the same Nuggets team Wednesday night.
- NBA.com put the Kings at 12th in their latest power rankings. That was released before their most recent loss and this week they play Denver twice in addition to a game against both the Jazz and the Grizzlies.
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- LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is now just 601 points behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar for first on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
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