Weekend Recap: Kings win 3 in a row during impressive stretch

Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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For the first time in 17 years, the Kings are ten games over .500.

As we head into the conclusion of February, the Sacramento Kings come off an impressive three-game winning streak. Can you imagine a better way to start the “second half” of the season? This is arguably the most important few months of basketball in many years for the organization, as the Kings are trying to finally put a halt to their playoff drought.

Kings have a fantastic weekend, improve to 35-25

The Kings exited the All-Star break as the third-place team in the Western Conference. Granted many of the teams in the mix of things are separated by just a few games, it’s still a substantial improvement from the previous few seasons. This team has a culture and a swagger to it that has been missing in Sacramento for quite some time.

During the last three games, the Kings offense has been like poetry in motion. Against the Blazers they scored 133 points on 67.4 true shooting percentage, with a 130.9 offensive rating. Then in LA, the Kings scored a record 176 points on 69.2 true shooting with a 136.9 offensive rating. Those numbers are ridiculous.

You could attribute the success to new head coach Mike Brown. You could also mention how great De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis have been all year, or even give credit to the off-season bench additions such as Malik Monk. It’s hard to pinpoint just one reason, as many players have made sizable impacts.

Sacramento has the third-hardest schedule in the league post-All-Star break and starting it off with three huge victories is more than ideal. Especially in the midst of a back-to-back and being involved in one of the highest-scoring games in NBA history. Today we break down the massive weekend the Kings game by game.