Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Close win ends Kings three game loss streak over Pacers; Sac in Orlando Saturday

Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield (24) passes the ball past Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Wed Mar 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah, the Sacramento Kings (26-48) got a last second tip in by Damian Jones that just got the Kings over the hump and defeated their hosts the Indiana Pacers (25-48) 110-109 on Wednesday night in Indiana.

#2 The Kings Trey Miles took a three point shot but with just 0.2 seconds left on the clock that missed and Jones jumped and tipped in the shot for the winner. Jones and the Kings have played much improved basketball of late.

#3 The Kings had lost three straight game previous to coming to Indiana and Kings head coach Alvin Gentry says the Kings have struggling on the road and winning Wednesday’s game against the Pacers was important.

#4 Gentry said he knows what Jones can do on being aggressive on the boards and Jones had a great block and got the winning tip.

#5 The Orlando Magic (20-54) have been playing .500 ball of late winning four of their last eight they lost their last game Wednesday to the Oklahoma City Thunder (21-52) 118-102 but one thing about the Magic lately you just don’t know which team is going to show up. The Magic and Kings go at it Saturday night in Orlando.

Jeremiah does the Kings podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sacramento Kings podcast with Morris Phillips: Kings gave it their all in overtime loss to Suns on Sunday

The Phoenix Suns Landry Shamet takes a three point shot against the Sacramento Kings in the overtime stanza for what would be the game winner at Golden One Arena in Sacramento on Sun Mar 20, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Sacramento Kings podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris at one time during Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns (58-14) the Sacramento Kings (25-48) had a ten point lead in third period but with a whole fourth period left the Suns came back out scoring the Kings 27-23 to force a tie and go into overtime.

#2 The Suns Devin Booker fouled out of the game and that handicapped the Suns slightly and the Kings who tied things up at the end of the fourth period 124-124 looked as if they might have a shot at beating one of the best teams in the NBA.

#3 With 31 seconds left the Suns Landry Shamet hit a three pointer in the overtime stanza after missing an previous shot above the arc and the three pointer by Shamet proved to be the game winner.

#4 The Kings in their own right were short handed missing their key offensive star point guard De’Aaron Fox as Davion Mitchell started for Fox and scored 28 points and Domantas Sabonis had 18 points great effort tough loss for Sacramento.

#5 The Kings will tip off against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at 4:00 pm PDT. The Pacers have won four of their last six games including a 129-98 win against the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis. On the other hand the Kings have now lost six of their last seven games and Sunday’s game against the Suns could actually have been one of their best despite losing.

Join Morris for the Kings podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Kings win third in five games defeat Timberwolves 132-119

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) shoots over Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) at the Golden One Center in Sacramento on Wed Feb 9, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

SACRAMENTO–The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Wednesday night at Golden One Center. The Kings were fresh off their biggest acquisition since they landed Harrison Barnes in free agency.

On Monday, The Sacramento Kings (21-26) traded away Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Triston Thompson to the Indiana Pacers in a deal headlined by Domantas Sabonis coming to Sacramento Kings (29-26). It was bitter sweet for the Kings who were excited to get a game changer like Sabonis who is also a two time all star.

On the other hand, the Kings will miss young up and coming Tyrese as well as Sacramento main stay Buddy Hield. Only time will tell how the trade works out. In the Kings last game they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Sacramento 134-114.

On Wednesday the Kings would look to flip the script and beat the Timberwolves in the second night of a back to back. The Kings on Wednesday beat the Timberwolves by the final of 132-119.

In the first quarter, the Kings came out looking flat. The Kings offense appeared a bit scattered. The new additions to the Kings lineup didn’t looked a bit disjointed in the first quarter. The Timberwolves outscored the Kings 37-31 in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, it was a different story for the Kings. The Kings had a fire lit under theme after the first quarter.

The Kings exploded in the second quarter on the offensive end. The Kings scored an impressive 42 points in the second quarter to go from behind to take the lead going into halftime. The Timberwolves offense cooled from their first quarter start and only scored 27 points in the second half.

The Kings took a 71-64 lead into halftime as they looked to get back in the win column. Harrison Barnes led the way for the Kings with 18 points as Anthony Edwards scored 20 for the Timberwolves.

In the third quarter, it was all Minnesota again. The Kings didn’t completely meltdown but they didn’t play any defense. The Timberwolves manage to regain the lead after outscoring the Kings 37-28 in the third quarter.

The Timberwolves couldn’t miss in the quarter as the Kings defense seemed to regress a bit. If the Kings wanted to win the game they would need to tighten up the defensive end of the floor. The Kings entered the final quarter down 101-99.

In the fourth quarter, the Kings sealed their comeback by defeating the Timberwolves by the final of 132-119. The Kings showed great heart on the defensive end as they held the Timberwolves to only 18 points.

It wasn’t a great defensive game for the kings but they managed to put the clamps down when it mattered. Harrison Barnes led the Kings with 30 points in the game.

Newcomer Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points in his debut for the Kings. The Timberwolves were led by Di’Angelo Russell who dropped 29 points. It was a great feel good win for the Kings who are entering a new era of Kings basketball.

Up Next: The Kings head out in the road to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday at 4 PM PST. The Kings will only play one more game at home for the next nearly four weeks.

Pacers Shock Golden State 121-117 in OT; Warriors lose six of last nine games

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (left) and Klay Thompson (right) go over some strategy to try and defeat the Indianapolis Pacers at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Thu Jan 20, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Barbara Mason

Pacer’s Shock Golden State 121-117

Thursday night the Golden State Warriors (32-13) had their 400th sell-out as they took on the Indiana Pacers (17-29). The Pacers are at the end of a back to back and unfortunately for Indiana they are four players short. They did have a win over the Lakers last night but lost a number of players in that game including Caris Levert who shot for 30 points.

The Pacers had their hands full in this game against the NBA leaders in defensive efficiency. The Pacers have lost ten of their last twelve games and with so many players sidelined a win will be a stretch for Indiana.

In the first quarter, the Pacers were able to keep up with Golden State. They came out with a lot of energy and would have to work hard to sustain that energy. Jonathan Kuminga had a great start to this game and continues to amaze. He was 5-6 from the free-throw line. Kevon Looney has had 10+rebounds in his last three game and already had four in the first quarter as did Kuminga. The Warriors led after one 30-23.

Despite being depleted the Pacers continued to play hard into the second quarter. The largest lead that the Warriors were able to establish was eight points. Coach Kerr gave a lot of minutes to the bench and after two quarters five bench players had entered the game. Kevon Looney had 9 rebounds and 9 points in the first half leading the team to a 63-55 half-time lead.

At 8:26 in the third quarter the feisty Pacers took the lead for the first time in the game 68-66. 14 turnovers in the game, too many of them in the third, did the Warriors no favors. After three quarters this game was tied at 83. A lot of credit to Indiana who looked nothing like a team who’s roster was depleted.

It got to be very tense in the fourth quarter. The Pacer’s Goga Bitadze was ejected with his second technical in a close encounter with Gary Payton. The Warriors continued with the turnovers giving the Pacers a four point lead 100-96 with under six minutes left in the game. Golden State had to start protecting the ball. As the quarter came to an end this game would go into overtime with the score tied 110 apiece.

More turnovers in overtime, and momentum in favor of the Pacers gave Indiana the shocking win 121-117. It was a tremendous effort by the Indiana Pacers. They took the perimeter away from Golden State taking away a lot of those three point attempts. The Warriors were even missing open three point attempts.

Stephen Curry finished the game with 39 points and once again Looney had a 10+rebound game and 13 points. There were just too many missed open shots and turnovers. This was one of the most difficult losses for the Warriors this season.

Tomorrow night the Warriors will be taking on the Houston Rockets. Tipoff is schedule for 7:00 PM.

Warriors beat Pacers in final seconds 102-100

Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett (12) gets up tall and tries to put the stop on Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Mon Dec 13, 2021 (AP News photo)

Warriors Beat Pacers In The Final Seconds 102-100

By Barbara Mason

Stephen Curry finished 5 of 15 from downtown against the Pacers and so now the magic number to tie is one and two to break Ray Allen’s record. He finished the game with 26 points.

Going into tonights game we were not sure if we would be seeing Curry taking the court. As it turned out in the Golden State Warriors (22-5) Indiana Pacers (12-17) game we did see Curry take the court. The Pacers are looking for their fourth home game win tonight and of course all eyes are on Curry whose magic number before the game stood at 7. The Warriors who came off only their fifth loss this season in Philadelphia on Saturday just got by the Pacers 102-100 on Monday night.

The Warriors had a horrible first half missing shots and 11 turnovers also hurt them. They were shooting 38 percent in the first two quarters. They trailed after the first quarter 29-25 and continued to trail 55-47 at the half. They had to protect the ball and start making some of those open shots.

The third quarter was a better one for Golden State tying the game at 67 with four minutes left in the quarter. The Pacers however refused to back down and shot eight unanswered points going back out in front 75-67. At times the Warriors were capitalizing on all the attention that Curry was getting. The Warriors were close but still trailing 84-80 at the end of the third quarter. The turnovers were improved with only four in the second half.

It seems that the closer that Curry gets to breaking this record; the team has looked different. It’s hard to pinpoint but something has been off the past few games. The Warriors continued to trail in the fourth quarter of this game and the fouls were beginning to pile up. With under five minutes left in the game the pace really picked up in this game. Points off turnovers had really hurt the Warriors the entire game.

With 48 ticks left on the clock the score was tied at 100. Kevon Looney had the offensive rebound and basket of the game to take the lead 102-100 with 13 seconds left. A Pacer turnover was the difference in this game. The Warriors didn’t have the greatest game at all but managed to pull this one out 102-100. It was ugly at times, tough and gritty but Golden State bounced back in this game.

I knew I would have to attack the rim in order to open everything up,” said Draymond Green after the game. “We had too many turnovers and too many fouls. On offense we have to know where we have to be,” he said. Green had a great game with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

The Warriors will be taking on the Knicks tomorrow at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM. There is little doubt that we will see records shattered in this game.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Curry needs 7 three pointers to tie record; 76ers Embiid “not happening on my court”

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives on the Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid (21), Embiid and the Sixers were on a mission to defend against Curry and allowed him only three three pointers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Sat Dec 11, 2021. The Warriors play the Indiana Pacers Mon Dec 13, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Philadelphia 76ers (15-12) said of the Golden State Warriors (21-5) guard Stephen Curry’s attempts to try and tie or pass Ray Allen’s all time three point shot record at the Wells Fargo Center the Sixers Joel Embiid said that it was “not happening on my court.”

#2 Curry had one shot that was swatted away and another that was blocked, the Sixers were a determined group to prevent Curry from getting any where close to eclipsing Ray Allen’s all time record on their home floor, Curry scored three three pointers all night.

#3 Meanwhile Embiid was driving the offense for the 76ers with a leading 26 points, nine rebounds, and four assists as you saw it Barbara he and his teammates were determined to win this game.

#4 The 76ers Matisse Thybulle becomes the first player in the NBA to block multiple three point attempt against Curry. So you know the Sixers had a defensive game plan to stop those three point attempts by Curry. Talk about the defense of Thybulle in blocking the Curry three point attempts.

#5 Up next Golden State tips off against the Indiana Pacers (12-16) will complete a six game homestand against the Warriors on Monday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers have won three straight games, they have won four of their last eight games and are looking for their fourth straight win tonight against the Warriors. Barbara how do you see the Warriors and Pacers tonight?

Join Barbara Mason for the Warriors podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Kings can’t defeat Pacers despite Barnes 22 point performance 94-91 at Golden One

Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (22) gets the ball knocked out of his hands by Indiana Pacers guard Brad Wanamaker (10) and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) at the Golden One Center in Sacramento on Sun Nov 7, 2021 (AP News photo)  

By Jeremiah Salmonson

SACRAMENTO–The Sacramento Kings (5-5) were back in action on Sunday afternoon. The Kings were in action after having the day off on Saturday after taking on the Charlotte Hornets (5-5). On Sunday, the Kings welcomed the Indiana Pacers into Golden One Center. The Kings dropped a close one to the Pacers (4-7) 94-91 in Sacramento. If the Kings were able to win it that would have been their third straight win. Before we dive into the action on Sunday let’s take a look at how the Kings faired in their last game.

Friday flashback: The Kings played the Charlotte Hornets on Friday and won in a convincing fashion. The Kings played a tremendous game on both ends of the floor as the Kings drubbed the Hornets by a final of 140-110. It was one of the Kings most authoritative wins of the year.

Sunday recap: The game against the Indiana Pacers was set for tip-off at 3 PM PST in Sacramento.

In the first quarter, the Kings got off to a slow start. On the defensive end, the Kings allowed the Pacers to score 27 points. The Kings didn’t seem to have the energy that they played with the whole game on Friday. Similarly, the Kings offense was lackluster to start the game. The Kings only managed 19 points against the Pacers in the first quarter. The Kings looked to turn things around in the second.

In the second quarter, the Kings stopped the bleeding against the Pacers. The Kings still didn’t look in rhythm but they at least kept the Pacers from expanding the lead. The Kings outscored the Pacers in the second quarter 24-21 as the Kings pulled a little closer.

As is the theme early on this season Harrison Barnes was the main reason the Kings were in the ball game as he had 11 first-half points. Chris Duarte was the largest contributor for the Pacers with 12 points. The Kings went into halftime down 48-43 looking to come back and win the first game of a back-to-back.

In the third quarter, the Kings got off to a slow start again. The Pacers continued to hit their shots as the Kings really struggled to get any momentum going on the offensive end. Buddy Hield hit a couple of big threes to keep it close. However, the Kings were outscored 26-24 in the third to dig a 74-67 hole going into the final quarter. The Kings would need to start hitting shots if they wanted any chance of winning the game.

In the fourth quarter, the Kings intensity took an obvious jump up. The Kings defense was getting into position every time down the floor. The question was if the Kings shots would start falling enough times to cut the deficit. It was. The Kings managed to claw their way back and tie the game.

However, the Kings weren’t able to close the deal as the Pacers just barely managed to beat the Kings down to the final seconds of the game. The Kings outscored the Pacers 20-24 in the final quarter but it wasn’t enough as the Kings came up short 94-91.

The Kings offense just never caught rhythm as the Kings only managed 91 points in the game. The Kings were led in defeat by Harrison Barnes who scored 22 points. Caris LeVert scored 22 points for the Pacers in victory. With the loss, the Kings drop to 5-5 on the year as the Pacers improved to 4-7 on the year. The Kings will have to look to the second night of the back-to-back for victory.

Up Next: The Kings stay home to take on the Phoenix Suns on Monday at 7 PM PST at Golden One Center.

Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony Renteria: Kings recovery has been nothing short of amazing

The Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III takes the ball up court against the Indiana Pacers on Wed May 5, 2021 in Indianapolis. Bagley led the Kings in scoring with 31 points (@SacramentoKings photo)

On the Kings podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony ever since the Sacramento Kings (29-37) ended their nine game losing streak back on April 15th they have turned it around winning seven of their last ten and have won four straight games.

#2 Last night in Indianapolis they won their fourth straight game defeating the Indiana Pacers (30-35) 104-93 what’s been remarkable is with De’Aaron Fox out of the line up the team just seemed to jell and have had some great offensive games.

#3 Kings forward Marvin Bagley III last night against the Pacers led the team with 31 points and 12 rebounds he’s been leading this team in offense.

#4 Despite the Kings not going to the playoffs they’ve been putting in the work every night like their playoff live depend on it and they’ve been grinding it out these last six games.

#5 The San Antonio Spurs (31-34) are coming to Sacramento on Friday night the Kings hoping to string their fifth straight win the Kings have six games left of the season and want to make the best of each one of them.

Join Tony for the Kings podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors win another close game beat Pacers 111-107; Curry leads Golden State with 24

The Indiana Pacers Justin Holiday (8) and the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30)  chase down the basketball in the second half of Wed Feb 24, 2021’s NBA contest in Indianapolis (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors gained a measure of revenge Wednesday night as they beat the Indiana Pacers 111-107. The Pacers beat the Warriors 104-95 on January 12th at the Chase Center.

The Warriors finished the road trip with two wins and two losses. They could have won all four, but a couple of fourth-quarter meltdowns in the games against Orlando and Charlotte kept it from happening. The Warriors return home to face the Charlotte Hornets Friday night at the Chase Center. If the Warriors win, it will be their first three-game winning streak of the year.

The teams matched up well. Neither team could pull away. For the Warriors, it was the fourth close game in a row. The Warriors won the first quarter 25-22. Indiana won the second 36-31 to finish the first half leading by two 58-56.

Defense was the name of the game in the second half. The Warriors held the Pacers to 22 points to finish the third quarter with a narrow 84-80 lead. The Pacers tied the game at 91. The Warriors could not extend the lead to more than five points the rest of the way.

The Pacers came within a point 99-98. Stephen Curry and Kelly Oubre each made a basket to put the Warriors ahead 105-98. The Warriors had reached the foul limit early in the fourth quarter.

The Pacers stayed in the game by going to the free-throw line. Indiana made it 107-105. The Pacers fouled Curry and he made both free throws. Draymond Green finished the scoring for the Warriors with two more free throws to make it 111-105. The Pacers made a last ditch attempt trying to score from the field with just seven seconds left. The Dubs win 111-107

Game Notes and Stats- With the win, the Warriors are 18-15 for the year. The Pacers are 15-15. It was the Pacers’ first game after missing a week of play due to Covid-19 protocols.

The Warriors had six players in double-figures.  Curry led the Warriors with 24 points. Curry made one three in 11 tries. For Curry, it was the 94th consecutive game with at least one three-pointer.

Curry had eight rebounds and eight assists. Draymond Green barely missed a triple-double. He needed one more rebound. His line was 12 points, nine rebounds, and 11 assists. He had three steals, and one blocked shot. Andrew Wiggins had 15, Kelly Oubre, Jr., 17,, Eric Paschall 13, and James Wiseman 11. Wiseman fouled out early in the fourth quarter. As a team, The Warriors shot 47% from the floor.

They had a dreadful night shooting threes. They were five for 26 from downtown. They outrebounded the Pacers 50-47. They Made 27 assists on 39 made field goals. The team stole the ball ten times, blocked four Pacer shots, forcing 19 Pacer turnovers. The Warriors cashed in with 18 points off the turnovers.

Domantas Sabonis had a double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Sabonis scored was held to five points in the second half. Chalk that one up for the Warrior defense. Malcolm Brogdon had 24, Doug McDermott 15, Myles Turner 14, T.J. McConnell, and Jeremy Lamb each had nine.

The Warriors face the Charlotte Hornets at the Chase Center Friday night. The Warriors want to get even for the loss to Charlotte last Saturday night. The game will start at 7 pm.

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Warriors prepare for trip to Denver after loss to Pacers

The Indiana Pacers Myles who lead the Pacers with 22 points over the Golden State Warriors on Tue Jan 12, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 David down the stretch both the Indiana Pacers (6-4) and the Golden State Warriors (6-4)played a tight game but in the end the Pacers pulled away in the fourth quarter the Warriors had only 20 points and fell short losing to the Pacers by nine points on Tuesday night 104-95.

#2 Dave, five Pacers in double figures and Myles Turner lead with 22 points for Indiana and the second half it looked as if the Pacers had a good game plan.

#3 The Warriors still have a winning record they have won six of their last nine games and face the Denver Nuggets (5-6) on Thursday night at Ball Arena in Denver. The Nuggets have played .500 ball since Dec 25th winning five of their last ten games. How do you see this match up Thursday night.

David Zizmor does the Warrior podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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