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Kings 105, Hawks 90: Not This Time Atlanta

The bench led the way in a 15-point victory.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Sacramento Kings Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

With protests outside the stadium delaying the game, fans were invited to get lower seats for the game. That was a great gesture from the Kings and it was also a win against the Atlanta Hawks.

Before the tankers get mad, there was positive things shown today by some of the youngsters.

The game was close for a good majority until the Kings pulled away in the second half to seal a 105-90 win against a depleted Hawks team. With everybody Atlanta had out, the Kings should’ve won this game. It would’ve been good for your tank, but it would’ve been embarrassing to have lost.

Best Performers

Justin Jackson: Who led the team in scoring? Justin Jackson? Really? He scored 20 points on 7/8 shooting to set a new career high in 26 minutes. He was 4/4 from deep and added two rebounds.

Frank Mason III: This was a very, very productive game for Frank. He came off the bench but played 29 minutes. He scored 16 points on 7/13 shooting with eight assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block.

Buddy Hield: Hield had himself another solid game today off the bench, matching Mason’s total with 16 points on 7/15 shooting with two assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Kosta Koufos: Koufos > Willie, maybe? Kosta came off the bench and played 32 minutes for 14 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and four blocks on 7/11 shooting.

Notable Performers

In his return from his injury, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 11 points on 4/6 shooting with three assists and two rebounds in 18 minutes.

De’Aaron Fox had an extremely rough shooting night, going 1/11 from the field for four points, four assists and five rebounds in 19 minutes.

Skal Labissiere also struggled with his shot, but did have ten rebounds on the day.

Notable Stats

Shooting: Kings shot 46%, Hawks shot 39%. Hawks scored 12/36 threes to the Kings 10/21. Hawks were 12/18 from the line compared to the Kings 9/9.

Non-shooting: Kings out-rebounded Atlanta 51-40, out-assisted them 28-19, out-stole them 8-7 and out-blocked them 9-2.

The Nasty Stats: Kings had more turnovers (13-12) and more fouls (18-10) than Atlanta.

Quick Takeaways

Sheesh, jeez, yikes. Some “words” to describe me watching Willie Cauley-Stein today.

Watching Frank Mason was fun today.

Sacramento didn’t lose by 46!

Next Game

The Kings host the Boston Celtics this Sunday at 3:00 PM PST.

The Game in One Sentence

How would you spell the sound you make when you sniff?