Sacramento Kings De’Aaron Fox led the Kings in scoring with 30 points on Wed Apr 21, 2021 against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden One Arena in Sacramento (@SacramentoKings photo)
The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Wednesday night. It was the second night of a back-to-back for the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kings also played the Timberwolves on Tuesday night beating the Kings 134-120. On Wednesday, the Kings managed to beat the Timberwolves 128-125. Before we talk about Wednesday’s game, let’s talk about Tuesday night’s game also against the Timberwolves.
Flashback Tuesday: The Kings took on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. That game didn’t go well. Going up against the worst team in the NBA the Kings were blown out 134-120. The story of the game was the defense. The Kings allowed the Timberwolves to score 35 or more points in three if the four quarters. One major takeaway was evident in the loss. That takeaway is that if the Kings ever want to compete for the playoffs they will need to play significantly better defense.
Wednesday game recap: The Sacramento Kings were set to take on the Timberwolves on the second night of a back-to-back at 7 PM PST in Sacramento.
In the first half, it was up and down for the Kings. The first quarter saw the Kings punish the Timberwolves by putting up 44 first-quarter points. The Timberwolves only managed 34 points in the first quarter. Harrison Barnes knocked down three 3-pointers in the first quarter to jumpstart the Kings offense.
In the second quarter, the Kings also outscored the Timberwolves 26-25. The Kings didn’t dominate as they did in the first quarter, but they did hold the lead. The Kings would head into halftime leading 70-59 looking to get the win.
In the second half, the Kings played up and down. The third quarter saw the Kings blow the lead with the Timberwolves scoring 39 points compared to the Kings 25. It would come down to the fourth quarter.
The Kings held the Timberwolves to 27 points in the fourth quarter and managed to score 33 themselves to take the win at home 128-125. Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox came up clutch with a 3-pointer and free throws respectively. The Kings were led by De’Aaron Fox with 30 points in the game. Karl Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 26 points.
The Kings will look to continue the good play into their next game.
Up Next: The Kings will take on the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in San Francisco at 7 PM PST.