Sacramento Kings podcast with Charlie O: Heild chalks winning three point contest off bucket list

photo from bleacherreport.com: The Sacramento Kings Buddy Heild takes aim as he came out the winner of the All Star game three point shooting contest in Chicago Sunday On the Kings podcast with Charlie O: #1 Who would have ever expected that the Sacramento Kings Buddy Heild would win the three point contest at theContinue reading “Sacramento Kings podcast with Charlie O: Heild chalks winning three point contest off bucket list”

Doncic and Prozingis lead the Mavs to a 130-111 win over the Kings in “Big D”

by Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings wanted to close out their short two-game road trip on a high note by handing the Dallas Mavericks (33-22) a loss on their homecourt heading into the All-Star Break. The Kings (21-33) knew they would have a big task on their hands because All-Starter Luka Doncic was goingContinue reading “Doncic and Prozingis lead the Mavs to a 130-111 win over the Kings in “Big D””

Hield, Kings shock the Wolves with fourth quarter, overtime blitz

By Morris Phillips Buddy Hield coming off the bench? Yeah, that’s working quite nicely. After shooting poorly over an extended period dating back to December which in part prompted coach Luke Walton to take his leading scorer out of the starting lineup, Hield put on a good face and took his demotion in stride. ButContinue reading “Hield, Kings shock the Wolves with fourth quarter, overtime blitz”

The Kings play defense and beat the Bulls 98-81 on Friday in Chicago

By Charlie O. Mallonee @Charlieo1320 The long national nightmare is over for “Sacramento Proud” as their team’s six-game losing streak has come to an end in Chicago. The Kings (16-29) downed the Bulls 98-81 on Friday night at the United Center. The last time the Kings won a basketball game was on January 7th inContinue reading “The Kings play defense and beat the Bulls 98-81 on Friday in Chicago”

Royalty Flushed: Kings drop sixth straight in Detroit,127-106

By Morris Phillips Losing streaks are hard enough to digest, and the individual moments within those streaks even more so. For the Kings, losing at the middling Pistons, the ninth-ranked team in the Eastern Conference, for their sixth straight loss while allowing Detroit 19 points more than their season average may rank as the nadirContinue reading “Royalty Flushed: Kings drop sixth straight in Detroit,127-106”

Another Night in Sacramento: Rockets race to big lead, then hold on to beat the Kings, 113-104

By Morris Phillips SACRAMENTO–You know the story: since the Kings’ last playoff appearance in the spring of 2006, they’ve accumulated 13 losing seasons, run through 10 coaches, two arenas and finished last in the Pacific Division five times. But that’s just the surface. Below the surface–or below .500–the Kings’ story gains greater focus. Eliminating theContinue reading “Another Night in Sacramento: Rockets race to big lead, then hold on to beat the Kings, 113-104”

Kings surprise the Rockets on a last-second 3-point prayer

By Charlie O. Mallonee  The Sacramento Kings shocked the 18,055 fans at the Toyota Center in Houston — when with one-second left to go in the game — Nemanja Bjelica put up a 33-foot, 3-point jump shot that went in for the winning basket. The Kings players ran off the bench to mob Bjelica, whileContinue reading “Kings surprise the Rockets on a last-second 3-point prayer”

It’s heartbreak deep in the heart of Texas for the Kings losing in OT to the Spurs 105-104

By Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings played game two of their four-game road trip on Friday night in San Antonio. The Kings lost game one on Wednesday night in Portland. It took 53 minutes to decide the winner of game two in the “Alamo City”, but when the final buzzer sounded, the Spurs hadContinue reading “It’s heartbreak deep in the heart of Texas for the Kings losing in OT to the Spurs 105-104”

Kings suffer frustrating loss to the Bulls, 113-106, when their comeback falls short

By Morris Phillips SACRAMENTO–The rope-a-dope strategy employed by the Kings that shocked the Nuggets on Saturday didn’t translate on Monday against the visiting Chicago Bulls. The Kings again spotted their opponent a sizeable lead, but this time the comeback fell short. Behind 28 points from Laurie Markkanen, and 20 from Zach LaVine, the Bulls survivedContinue reading “Kings suffer frustrating loss to the Bulls, 113-106, when their comeback falls short”

Embiid goes off as the Sixers beat the Kings 97-91

by Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings wrapped up their four-game road trip in Philadelphia on Wednesday on a “low note”. The 76ers Joel Embiid exploded for a game-high 33 points and 16 rebounds to lead his team to a 97-91 victory. Embiid really was in need of a good game after being held scorelessContinue reading “Embiid goes off as the Sixers beat the Kings 97-91”