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Kings 88, Wolves 102: Abandon hope all ye who enter here

The Kings are bad

Kimani Okearah

The Sacramento Kings are bad, and will be bad for the remainder of the season. We’ll be treated to the rare win like the Denver game, but Monday's 103-88 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves will be a more common outcome. Kings fans were treated to a few fun highlights by the youngsters, but mostly were just faced with the reality that the Kings are a young team with limited practice time who are going to make a lot of mistakes.

The Kings were doomed by 18 turnovers, many of them unforced. The Kings played at a hectic, borderline reckless pace throughout the night. The loss was secured in the second quarter, which the Wolves won 40-19.

Ben McLemore, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Kosta Koufos each finished with 14 points to lead the Kings. The Wolves were led by 29 and 27 points from Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins, respectively.

Random thoughts:

  • I need more Skal Labissiere in my life. Easily my favorite guy to root for on this team. He had some nice highlights on both ends of the floor.
  • Buddy Hield had a rough night. He seems like a guy who needs to get into a rhythm early.
  • The Kings best player is either WCS or Darren Collison. Oof.
  • Koufos is a decent center now that I'm not constantly pissed at him being inexplicably paired with Cousins in lineups.

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