Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, center, shoots the game-winning basket over Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, right, in the Kings’ 109-108 win in an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
By Tony Renteria
SACRAMENTO–The Sacramento Kings (2-8) hosted the visiting Philadelphia 76ers (6-4) on the first raining night in Capitol city as the country looked forward to celebrating Veterans day, as the Kings squeak out a one point victory 109-108.
The Kings may be on turning point as they won their second game in a row, while two wins may not seem impressive but stack that against up against the overall record it may be a boost to the young roster that Kings seem to betting on.
The Kings were lead by Zach Randolph and his 20 points and seven rebounds. Justin Jackson also chipped in 19 points. The mixed of veterans and young players seems to be taking root in Sacramento as the youth movement maybe gaining momentum.
The Sixers were paced by forward Robert Covington who put in team high 24 points in slightly over 35 minutes of work. The Sixers maybe the Houston Astros of the NBA as they have suffered for several seasons to ensure they had the high draft picks to start to assemble a rock star squad. As the Kings are turning a corner it appears the Sixers are slightly ahead in the rebuild race.
The Kings travel to New York to play the Knicks on Saturday and the Sixers continue this west coast road swing as the take on the Warriors on the same day in Oakland.