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Losing the Close Ones
The Kings are 16-23 on the season, good for a .410 winning percentage. Not exactly awe-inspiring. But did you know that in the games where they make more 3-point shots than the competition, even if that margin is by a single bucket, they are 10-2, so far, the best indicator of whether or not they will win the game, according to our database. Adding on, when the team shoots for a higher percentage of 3-point shots, they are 13-4.
|KINGS WINS||KINGS LOSSES||Win %|
|Kings Make More 3-Pointers||10||2||83.3%|
|Kings Have Higher 3PFG%||13||4||76.5%|
|Kings Make Fewer 3-Pointers||4||19||17.4%|
|Kings Have Lower 3PFG%||3||18||14.3%|
Conversely, when they make fewer 3-point shots, the Kings are a jaw-dropping 4-19. When they trail in 3-point shooting percentage, the situation is similarly woeful, tallying 3-18, good enough for a .143 winning percentage. That's like losing six games for every time you win one.
Unfortunately, as a team, the Kings are not a good 3-point shooting squad. They have made 31.4% of shots behind the arc, while opponents have successfully sunk 36.4%. Given the above win/loss margins and the fact the Kings are regularly beaten in this category, it's no surprise that they have lost as often as they have.