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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Head Coach of the Sacramento Kings Mike Brown
Head Coach of the Sacramento Kings Mike Brown talks to referee Nick Buchert. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Kings finish weekend with another win in Oklahoma City, 124-115

Many people thought this Kings team would come out a little sluggish after the insane battle that took place in LA just a few nights before. However, Sacramento had other ideas, following De’Aaron Fox’s lead again winning their third game in a row. He was the top scorer in the game with 33 points and 8 assists, wrapping up an impressive weekend for the guard. In the month of February, Fox was 28 of 30 on his shots at the rim, a dazzling 93 percent.

The Oklahoma City Thunder were down a pretty significant player, as they were without All-Star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Another big name sitting out definitely benefits the Kings, but a win is a win, right? You play who’s in front of you and control what you can control. In the modern era of sitting players every other night, it’s really no surprise.

Keegan Murray was impressive yet again as he scored 20 points in the winning effort. He added 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and dumped in 4 shots from beyond the arc. Murray has looked great as of late and the Kings will need him to continue his hot streak to keep winning games. His development is key for the future of the organization.


Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter have been rather cold as of late, but the bench has done a serviceable job picking up the slack. Trey Lyles, Terence Davis, and Malik Monk have all been good in the last 3 games. Lyles scored 16 last night and played a big part down the stretch in closing the Thunder out.

The Kings won’t have to go far or go anywhere at all for their next game. They’ll play the Thunder once again in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, looking for their fourth win in a row. Make sure to check out my second-half preview for the rest of the season, as I highlight the next few months of important Kings games.

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