Sacramento beat the Celtics last night but now head to Denver (5:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and KHTK 1140) to face the depleted Nuggets, whose only available Point Guard is newly acquired Aaron Brooks. The Kings may be without the services of DeMarcus Cousins, who is still dealing with his hip injury, one which he says slowed him down significantly yesterday.
MATCHUP OF THE GAME
Ben McLemore vs. Randy Foye
The Kings rookie played a decent game yesterday, and seemed to take Coach Malone's advice to be aggressive attacking the basket to heart. I want to see if he can do it again, especially going against smaller guard in Randy Foye. He'll have to make sure to also not leave Foye open off the ball, as one thing Foye can do very well is shoot.
1. Ray McCallum got some serious burn against last night and didn't really do much in that time. He was 0-1 from the field, had no assists, turnovers, points or rebounds. He did have 1 steal and 2 fouls though. Obviously that's not what we want to see from the rookie. He needs to be either making plays for himself or for his teammates.
2. One guy who actually looked pretty good out there last night was Carl Landry. That's the Carl Landry we signed. He was efficient from the field, rebounded well, and seemed pretty confident whenever he made a move. If that's the Carl we get going forward, that's really good for us.
3. Isaiah Thomas had 12 assists last night to just 4 turnovers, a fine number but it's a bit worrisome that the rest of the team managed just 6 themselves. Too often they don't go for the easy pass but the difficult one. Rudy Gay is especially bad at this. The Kings have turned the ball over on fastbreaks so many times because passes were overthrown or unnecessary. That's leaving points on the table.
Start Four is back and we're now one game into our four game contest. Winners will get Sactown Royalty t-shirts, and you can't win if you don't play. Check out this FanPost for details!
Can we do it twice?
I'm talking about winning,
that thing we don't do.
Kings 114, Nuggets 115 after Greg Wissinger, who will be in attendance, is assessed a technical foul for loudly singing "I Love It" by Icona Pop. He was also booing.