The Pew From Section214, 12/6

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85-118. Wow.


Pregame

No K9(woof!) or Douby tonight - who are we going to blame this loss on? Give me an "R," give me an "E," give me a "G"...

Hawes is the "DJ" for the warmup music this evening. It starts with Journey and "Don't Stop Believin'," later moves into Nirvana and "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and wraps up with Lee Greenwood and "God Bless The USA."

Player intros, and this crowd loves them some Spencer and Kevin.

1st Quarter

An early dunkfest, and we're the dunkees.

Pearl Harbor survivors are introduced during a timeout. Have these gentlemen not witnessed enough carnage in their lives already?

It took us six minutes to post our first assist, but we are on a pace for 32 turnovers.

I don't think that there are 10,000 people here, and that has led me to come up with the Bizarro Monarchs seating chart - close the lower bowl and let everyone sit in the second deck. The Kings must look better from up here than they do up close.

18-37 at the end of one, with the Nugs shooting 70% from the floor to our 29%

2nd Quarter

Harlem Globetrotter Curly Neal is in the house.  Good Lord, I saw him perform 36 years ago at the Memorial Auditorium. He still looks great. We need a point guard that can handle, don't we?

39-60 at the half. Take your choice of telling stat - 60% FGP for Denver to our 27%, 10 turnovers for us against 6 assists.

Halftime

Junior High and High School cheerleaders. Though not here, my daughter is a high school cheerleader, so suddenly the comments that I hear all around me are not as funny as they used to be.

3rd Quarter

How can we get called for illegal defense when we don't play defense?

Fans are already starting to file out with nine minutes left in the 3rd and us down by 25.

Six minutes left in the 3rd and we're finally halfway to a chalupa.

Sparked by Shock and Hawes, the deficit is again trimmed to a mere 25.

62-89, and we're down to 26% shooting.

4th Quarter

Maybe 1,800 people left with five minutes left to play.

It does not appear that we will eclipse the 30% plateau from the field tonight.

A Hawes alley to a Bobby Brown oop has the exiting-room-only crowd on it's feet.

Hey, where's B-Jax going? I had to stay until the end. How come he got to leave early?

And there is booing at ARCO Arena as the clock ticks down to zero.

Postgame

A chillingly easy ride out of ARCO.

I seem to recall watching the Kings lose to Utah 107-71 some 15-20 years ago, as well as an 88-66 loss to the Detroit Pistons. This one is right up there with those games.

Right or wrong, these are the types of performances that get head coaches fired.

Until the next time, (mercifully) end transmission...

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