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Kings Win 3 of 4 Quarters, Lose 99 to 81 because Kings

The Celtics had a dominant second quarter against Sacramento which helped carry them throughout the game. Tyreke Evans was the only real bright spot for Sacramento.

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Sacramento dropped to 1-2 on this latest road trip tonight in Boston thanks to a disastrous second quarter. Boston hit their first 14 field goals in the quarter and finished 16/20 for the quarter. They scored 37 points in the quarter, meanwhile the Kings managed just 38 points for the entire half.

As for individual play, Paul Flannery sums up the situation nicely:

Evans was the only King who showed up and played a strong game. He finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds in 41 and a half minutes. The 11 rebounds tied a career-high. Aside from Evans, only two Kings finished in double digits: DeMarcus Cousins with 13 points (but 4-12 from the field) and Thomas Robinson with 11 points.

Meanwhile Boston featured six players in double digits, led by Paul Pierce's 16 points. Jeff Green, Jason Terry and Brandon Bass each had 12 points for Boston off the bench.

Sacramento again had trouble moving and taking care of the ball, with 13 assists to 18 turnovers. They shot just 39.4% from the field while Boston hit 53.4%, largely on the back of their phenomenal second quarter. Boston was without star Rajon Rondo, but still managed 22 assists with 7 players each having at least 2 assists.

I will say, just on a personal level, the news of the Kings sale makes these blowout losses a bit easier to handle. Either the team is going to leave, and then none of these games matter, or the team stays with new awesome management that you know, actually manages the team and makes the necessary personnel changes.

For the opposing perspective, visit CelticsBlog

1 2 3 4 Total
Sacramento Kings 24 14 22 21 81
Boston Celtics 22 37 21 19 99

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