The Orlando Magic’s Markelle Fultz (20) drives the lane as the Magic dominated the scoring all game long against the Sacramento Kings at ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Orlando (NBC Sports photo)
By Jeremiah Salmonson
The Kings first game in the NBA bubble did not go ask planned. They desperately need a victory to try and keeps their hopes alive for a playoff chance. Unfortunately for Kings fans that wasn’t in the cards.
After losing on Friday night the Kings came on on Sunday looking deflated. The Magic scored the first seven points of the game and did not look back. The Magic managed to put up 44 points in the first quarter to take a commanding lead.
The Magic would score 78 points in the first half while poor shooting from the Kings kept them from making any headway on the deficit. The Kings trailed at one point by 36 points.
The Kings Buddy Hield continued to struggle but his performance was nothing more than a microcosm for the rest of the team. The Kings shot a poor 8-28 in the ballgame from distant which did not help the cause.
All in all the Kings would go in to lose 132-116 and drop the first two games in the NBA bubble. If their was a bright spot in the game it was Harry Giles. Harry, managed to score 21 points to go with eight rebounds in 23 minutes of action for the Kings. You may potentially see him in the starting lineup for the Kings next game.
Up Next: The Kings will take on the mighty Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.