NBA Playoffs podcast with Joe Hawkes: A look at Knicks-Hawks, Sun-Lakers, Nets-Celtics, Clippers-Mavericks

The Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) is fouled trying to make a basket by the New York Knicks forward Taj Gibson (67) on Sun May 30, 2021 in Atlanta in game 4 of the NBA Playoffs (AP News photo)

J Hawkes on the NBA podcast takes a look at today’s playoffs games:

#1 New York Knicks 96 @ Atlanta Hawks 113 game 4 Atlanta leads the series 3-1

#2 Phoenix Suns 100 @ Los Angeles 92 Lakers game 4 series is tied 2-2

#3 Brooklyn Nets @ Boston Celtics game 4

#4 Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks game 4

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NBA Playoffs podcast: Joe Hawkes takes a look at today’s playoff action

On the NBA Playoffs with J Hawkes:

#1 Washington Wizards 118 @ Philadelphia 76ers 125 (game 1)

#2 Los Angeles Lakers 90 @ Phoenix 99 game 1

#3 Atlanta Hawks 107 @ New York Knicks 105 game 1

#5 Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz game 1

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Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Kings can’t control worst offense in NBA as Knicks score 140 points

The New York Knicks leading scorer Immanuel Quickley guard (5) is congratulated by forward Obbi Toppin (1) after scoring on the Sacramento Kings on Thu Feb 25, 2021 at Madison Square Garden New York (AP News photo

On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah nine straight loses in the row how bad does it have to get for Sacramento (12-20)?

#2 140 points by one of the worst offenses in the NBA the New York Knicks (16-17) was this a game the Kings defense just let down or was it a Knicks team that just keep running up the score and doing the right thing to move the ball?

#3 Immanuel Quickley led New York with 25 points, Alec Burks 24 points, Julius Randall 21 points, and Derrick Rose followed up with 18 points they made it look easier than in other games with previous opponents.

#4 If De’Aaron Fox 29 points and Harrison Barnes 22 points carried the team last night  and no one is helping out on the defense end and everyone is at a lose for the Kings right now?

#5 Tonight the Kings are in Detroit to face the Pistons (9-23). The Pistons have won four of their last ten games which includes a win over the Brooklyn Nets 122-111 on Feb 9th. How do you see this match up tonight turning out at Little Caesar’s Arena?

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Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson Fri Feb 26, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Kings fall to Knicks 140-121, lose 9th straight game

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By: Jeremiah Salmonson

The Sacramento Kings are floundering around like a dying duck. The Kings had an off day on Wednesday as they prepared to take on the upstart New York Knicks on Thursday night. The Kings came into Thursday on an eight-game losing streak. They lost to the Brooklyn Nets in their previous game. On Tuesday, the Kings lost to the Knicks in blowout fashion 140-121 at Madison Square Garden.

The Kings weren’t able to snap the streak against maybe the best team in the NBA. The Kings were set to play at 4:30 PM PST at Madison Square Garden. 

In the first half, the Kings played terribly. In the first quarter, the Kings allowed the last ranked offense in the NBA to score 38 points. The Kings offense was able to put up 29 points, but it was not enough to outpace the Knicks. In the second quarter, it was more of the same. The Knicks added another 39 points in the quarter and managed to score 33 themselves. Even though the Kings managed to score 60 first half points, they still went into halftime losing 77-60. It would take a miracle in the second half to snap the losing streak. 

The second half started better than the first. In the third quarter, the Kings held the Knicks to 24 points and scored 32 themselves. It looked like the beginning of a comeback. However, it didn’t last long. The Kings allowed the Knicks to score 39 points in the fourth as the Kings only managed 27 points. The Kings would lose their ninth game in a row 140-121 to the Knicks.

The Kings were led by De’Aaron Fox, who managed to score 29 points. Immanuel Quickley led the Knicks with scored 25 points and Alex Burks scored 19 points in the fourth quarter. It was an embarrassing loss for the Kings as they will have to look to their game on Friday to right the ship. 

Up Next: The Kings have a back to back game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit on Friday at 5 PM PST. 

Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony Renteria: Will Kings be able to snap 8 game loss streak tonight against Knicks?

The Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III tries to get his hand on the ball as the Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tries to go for the score at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn on Tue Feb 23, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony R:

#1 Anytime you look at the schedule and it says your going to play in Milwaukee (18-13) and Brooklyn (21-12) and in the case of the Sacramento Kings (12-19) instead of bringing your A game you bring your A for effort game.

#2 The game in Brooklyn on Tuesday night started out rough for the Kings but in the second half they actually made a game of it in the third quarter before Brooklyn was able to pull away in the fourth quarter for the 127-118 win.

#3 The Nets usual suspects led by James Harden and Bruce Brown each scored 29 points each and Kyrie Irving scored 21.

#4 The Kings had four scorers in double figures on Thursday night led by De’Aaron Fox with 27 points and Richaun Holmes and Harrison Barnes had 18 points but not good enough to catch the Nets.

#5 With the loss the Kings are on a eight game losing streak their next task is against is against the New York Knicks (15-6) at the Garden tonight for a 4:30pm jump time. The Knicks are coming off a tough loss to Golden State on Tuesday night 127-118. The Knicks have won five of their last nine games how do you see this match at MSG tonight.

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Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony Renteria Thu Feb 25, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Warriors get back on track defeat Knicks 114-106

The New York Knicks Nerlens Noel throws down and does some hang time but it wasn’t enough as the Knicks lose by eight on Tue Feb 23, 2021 at Madison Square Garden New York  (AP News photo)

On the Golden State Warriors podcast with David:

#1 The Golden State Warriors (17-15) and the New York Knicks (15-17) played in front of fans of close to 2,000 the Gov of New York Andrew Cuomo said that 10% were allowed to attend the game at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday night.

#2 The Knicks fans who attended while happy to be back to see a live game were disappointed with the results as the Warriors Stephen Curry led in scoring with 37 in the Warriors 114-106 win at the Garden.

#3 The Warriors are in Indianapolis tonight to face the Pacers (15-14) for a 4:30pm tip. The Pacers have won four of their last nine games their last game being Wed 17th with seven days off beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-128. David, how do you see this match up.

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Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor Wed Feb 24, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Sacramento Kings game wrap: Kings lose eighth straight bow to Nets 127-118

The Sacramento Kings Buddy Hield (24) takes a shot over the Brooklyn Nets defense on Tue Feb 23, 2021 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn (photo from

By Jeremiah Salmonson

Tuesday night in Brooklyn: The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Tuesday night! The Kings, who are coming off a seven game losing streak were looking to break the tide and get a win. The opponent was the mighty Brooklyn Nets. The Nets appear to be poised to make a run at a title, and the Kings ran into them at an inopportune time. The Nets dominated in scoring and offense and handed the Kings their eighth straight loss 127-118.

Sunday night flashback: Before we dive into Tuesday night’s game, let’s take a look at Sunday’s game. On Sunday, the Kings lost to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks handled the Kings first easily as they beat them 128-115. The Kings struggled on defense which has been the theme of late, and needed to pick it up to stop the streak on Tuesday night. The Kings were set to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday at 4:30 PM PST in New York.

Tuesday night game wrap: In the first half, it was an embarrassing sight for the Kings. The Nets hammered the Kings 42-28 in the first quarter as the Kings didn’t play any defense. The Nets ran all over the Kings in the early minutes as the Kings looked to bounce back in the second quarter.

The Kings did play better in the second. The Kings outscored the Nets 38-30 in the second quarter to get back into the game. The Kings entered halftime down 72-66. It was a much better position than what it looked like it was going to be early in the game.

In the second half, the Kings started out strong. The Kings managed to outscore the Nets 30-26 in the third quarter to cut the second once massive Nets lead to two points. In the fourth, the Kings weren’t able to complete the comeback.

The fourth quarter led to the Kings being outscored by the Nets 29-22 as the Nets beat the Kings 127-118. For a game that started out so ugly for the Kings they ended the game well.

The Kings battled in the middle quarters to get back within two points. The Nets may be the best team in basketball so it was good to see the Kings battle. Nonetheless, the Kings losing streak now stands at eight games and the Kings playoff hopes are fading away.

The Kings were led in defeat by De’Aaron Fox who had 27 points as Bruce Brown led the Nets with 29 points. The Kings will look to snap their losing streak against the team across town, the New York Knicks.

Up Next: The Kings will take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Thursday at 4:30 PM PST.



Warriors hold onto beat Knicks 114-106; Curry leads Golden State with 37

The Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) drives around the New York Knicks Nerlens Noel (3) at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tue Feb 23, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Having lost two close games in Orlando and Charlotte, the Warriors survived a woeful fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 114-106. The Warriors stopped a two-game losing streak to improve to 17-15 for the season.

The win avenged a loss they suffered to the Knicks at the Chase Center last month. In that game, the Knicks defense stopped the Warriors’ offense cold. Revenge was sweet but getting to the finish line Tuesday was not easy.

The Warriors had James Wiseman and Kevon Looney back in the lineup Tuesday night. Wiseman missed 11 games with a sprained wrist. Looney missed about three weeks due to an ankle injury. With the two big men in the lineup, the Warriors outscored the Knicks 36-31 in the first quarter.

The Knicks vaunted defense held the Warriors to 19 points in the second period. New York outscored the Warriors 28-19 to finish the first half leading 59-55. Steph Curry led the Warriors with 11. Kent Bazemore, coming off the bench, connected on three threes. Elfrid Payton and Derrick Rose led the Knick attack with 12 points each. Julius Randle, who will be going to the All-Star game in March, had eleven.

The Warriors went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter to lead 63-39. Curry led the Warriors in the quarter with 15 points. Kelly Oubre, Jr., Andrew Wiggins, and James Wiseman all made vital baskets to keep Golden State in the lead. The Warriors finished the third quarter ahead 94-85. They appeared to be on the road to victory.

As has been his custom, Steve Kerr started his second unit for the game’s final 12 minutes. They had one problem to overcome-the Knicks defense. New York stopped the Warrior offense cold.

Had the Knicks’ offense showed up, the Warriors would have lost their third game in a row. The Warriors put one point on the board in the first four minutes of the quarter. The tally after six minutes and 28 seconds was three points.

New York’s offense was slightly better. They scored seven. The Knicks tied the game at 97.  Curry took over the Warrior offense. He made a three to put the Warriors ahead 100-97. The Warriors never trailed.

New York kept coming back, but the Warriors didn’t falter. They led 105-102 with 1:12 left. Kelly Oubre made two buckets to give Golden State a six-point lead 109-103. The Knicks fouled Curry and had a technical foul called on them. Steph made all three free throws. The Knicks knocked down a three. Curry made two more free throws to ice the win 114-106.

Game Notes and stats: With the win, the Warriors are 17-15 for the season. The Knicks are 15-17.

The Warriors’ Draymond Green apologized to the team for his actions that cost the Warriors a win in Charlotte. Green played well Tuesday night. His line was seven points, nine rebounds, and twelve assists.

He kept his temper under control, and that helped the Warriors to victory.  Curry scored 37 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists. Curry was nine for 22 from the floor. He was seven-for 14 from downtown.

Kelly Oubre had 19 points and eight rebounds. Andrews Wiggins finished with 16 points and five boards. James Wiseman tallied 14. Kent Bazemore had 9. Eric Paschall 8. The Warriors shot 45% from the floor.

They connected on 13 threes. The Warriors beat the Knicks’defense by recording 30 assists and 40 made field goals. The Warriors defense had nine steals, eight blocked shots, and they forced 13 Knick turnovers. The Warriors scored 13 points off the Knick turnovers. The Knicks outrebounded the Warriors 67-47.

Julius Randle paced the Knicks with 25 points and ten rebounds. Elfrid Payton had 20, Derrick Rose, 16. Taj Gibson, Alec Burks, and Nerlens Noel each had eight.

Fans were allowed back into Madison Square Garden for the game. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said there was a different vibe in the games the Warriors had played in front of fans.

“Even just having a couple thousand fans makes a difference,” he said. “It just feels more normal, more real. The crowd noise actually shows up at the exact right time and not canned laughter like in a sitcom.

The Warriors play the Indiana Pacers Wednesday. The game will start at 4:30 pm.

Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony Renteria: Kings coming off win against Knicks face Magic in Orlando tonight

The Sacramento Kings Glen Robinson III (left) fouls the New York Knicks Julius Randall (right) in the first quarter of Fri Jan 22, 2021’s game at Golden One Center in Sacramento (AP News photo)

On the Kings podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony, the Kings (6-10) got a big win in their last game against the New York Knicks 103-94 after losing four straight games. How much of a morale booster is that for them starting out on the road trip tonight?

#2 The Knicks are not a slouch team by any means. They came into Sacramento last Friday with a four-game win streak, but the Kings wanted it more.

#3 The Kings Friday got offensive help from De’Aaron Fox, who led with 22 points and Harrison Barnes with 21.

#4 There’s been criticism regarding Kings head coach Luke Walton being one of the worse coaches in the NBA and that Walton has simply been out-coached this year. Is Walton’s job on shaky ground?

#5 The Kings had their game against the Memphis Grizzlies (7-6) postponed last Saturday due to the Grizzlies have COVID-19 protocol issues. The Kings are in Orlando tonight against the Magic. The Magic has lost eight of their last ten games and won in their last game defeating the Charlotte Hornets 117-108. How do you see the two teams tonight?

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Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony Renteria Wed Jan 27, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Kings big surprise with win over Knicks; Now face struggling Magic in Orlando Wed

The Orlando Magic’s guard Evan Fournier (left) tries to defend the Indiana Pacers Malcolm Brogdon (right) during Fri Jan 22, 2021’s game in Indianapolis. The Magic will host the Sacramento Kings on Wed Jan 27, 2021 in Orlando (AP News photo)

On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah after four long games the Kings snap their long four game win streak beating the New York Knicks on Friday night 103-94.

#2 Just from the team morale standpoint what does this do for the Kings in getting a win over a Knicks team who came in with a four game win streak in their own right.

#3 In the third quarter the Kings held the Knicks to just 18 points which was major in holding the lead how much does that speak to their defense on Friday night.

#4 It was all hands on deck for the Kings six players finished in double figures and the Kings got scoring help from D’Aaron Fox 22 points and Harrison Barnes 21 in the Kings nine point win.

#5 Next up for the Kings they head to Orlando for a Wed Jan 27th tip off with the Magic (7-9). The Magic who have lost seven of their last eight games host the Kings who have just snapped their four game losing streak on Friday night how do you see this match up?

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