How well will the Kings fare on their upcoming 4-game road trip?
The Sacramento Kings are coming off two solid wins. The Kings decimated the Chicago Bulls on Monday, and followed that up with a victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls game was never in doubt, whereas the Kings squandered a 20 point lead and barely held on against Toronto. Nonetheless, Toronto is a much better team than the Bulls.
As the Kings prepare to embark on a 4-game road trip to the East Coast, where should we set our expectations? With upcoming games against the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the New York Knicks, what can we realistically expect?
The Kings haven't played as well on the road as at home, but I still could see 2 or 3 wins on this trip. Boston is tough to call. The Kings could win, but Boston is certainly still capable of putting up some solid games every now and then.
I would expect a loss to the Wizards, as Washington has played quite well lately. They went into Phoenix and beat the Suns, went into Oakland and beat the Warriors. Beat the Thunder, beat the Trailblazers, took the Spurs to double overtime. The Wizards are not to be trifled with.
The Cavaliers are an outright disaster. I'm afraid of this game simply because of the Kings' tendency to play to the level of their opponent. It's a game the Kings should win.
The Knicks are another coin flip in my book. I could easily see the Kings winning, but the Knicks are still capable of randomly looking competent.
But I put it to you. What are your expectations? How many games will the Kings win on this East Coast swing? Vote in the poll and discuss below.