Kings Engaged: Season may be slipping away, but 129-125 win over the Grizzlies sends the right messages

By Morris Phillips SACRAMENTO–The Kings might not be in position to catch the Grizzlies for the coveted, franchise-changing eighth spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Along similar lines–and relevant to Thursday night’s post-All Star intro–rookie of the year candidate Ja Morant might not be ready to surpass Kings’ third-year guard De’Aaron Fox either. The head-to-headContinue reading “Kings Engaged: Season may be slipping away, but 129-125 win over the Grizzlies sends the right messages”

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””

The Kings run out of gas in the fourth quarter and lose in Milwaukee 123-111

by Charlie O. Mallonee The Kings entered the game on Monday night in Milwaukee with high hopes. The Bucks superstar – Giannis Antetokounmpo – was ruled out the game because he wanted to be with his new-born son (who we all expect to be the number one overall draft selection in 2038). Without “the freak”Continue reading “The Kings run out of gas in the fourth quarter and lose in Milwaukee 123-111”

The Kings lose the final game of their road trip in Memphis 119-115

by Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings had to fly home from Memphis licking their wounds after losing the final three games of their four-game road. On Saturday night, the Kings dropped the final game of the road swing to the Grizzlies 119-115. The game was never as close as the final score might imply.Continue reading “The Kings lose the final game of their road trip in Memphis 119-115”

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

By Charlie O. MalloneeĀ  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”

So close yet so far – the Kings lose to Boston 103-102

By Charlie O. Mallonee If the Sacramento Kings (7-9) had emailed their performance in on Monday night versus the Boston Celtics (12-4), no one would have criticized them. They were facing the Celtics on the second night of a back-to-back on the road after winning a very tough game over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.Continue reading “So close yet so far – the Kings lose to Boston 103-102”

Kings win on the road, beat the Wizards 113-106

By Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings (7-8) jumped back into the win column on Sunday afternoon by defeating the Washington Wizards 113-106 in game two of their four-game road trip. The victory did not come easy, but the Kings never let their concentration wavier which allowed them to win the game. Sacramento outscored WashingtonContinue reading “Kings win on the road, beat the Wizards 113-106”