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Hawks 121, Kings 106: We now return to your regularly scheduled Kangz

One good quarter followed by three bad ones.

The Sacramento Kings held a 24-10 lead at one point in the first quarter. The Sacramento Kings were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks by a final score of 121-106. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the second, third, and fourth quarters.

De'Aaron Fox did everything he could, finishing with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Richaun Holmes had 20 points and 12 rebounds. But even though all five Kings starters (barely) scored in double figures, it was a disappointing offensive showing from the Kings.

Ultimately, though, it was the Kings lack of defense that doomed the Kings. The Hawks could get to the basket with ease the entire game. Trae Young led the Hawks with 28 points and 9 assists. Clint Capela abused the Kings all night, finishing with 24 points and 14 rebounds. The only way the Kings slowed Capela down was a stint in the fourth when the Kings intentionally fouled him multiple possessions in a row to send him to the free throw line. It was painful even if it was effective.

In case you had been fooled by the Rockets game into thinking the Kings were rejuvenated, this game served as a stark reminder that the Kings stay the Kangz.

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kgdobter
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March 13, 2021 7:12 pm

I can see us going 0 and 6 on this trip.

TheGrantNapear
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March 13, 2021 7:19 pm
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Let’s hope so.
Critical to have one the top six worst records to land a top four pick, the odds drop substantially after that. Right now we are essentially tied for the 5-7 slots.

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March 13, 2021 7:15 pm

Tank on.

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March 13, 2021 8:14 pm
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This is the first year I’ve been down to embrace the tank.

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kgdobter
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March 13, 2021 7:26 pm

I’ve never been for tanking, but I’m slowly changing my mind.

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March 13, 2021 11:28 pm
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Gotta tank it up. I’ve lost all desire to watch this team or hope unless Walton goes, Bags goes etc and they give McNair a real opportunity to run the show. If not, we are essentially fucked until Vivek leaves.

its a joke to not do a hard reset and stay in this land of nowhere. It’s delusional to think this team doesn’t need to be completely blown up.

Top 5. Luke gone. Vivek backing off. GM actually hiring the coach. It’s a start. It’s a dream. This organization is a nightmare.

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March 13, 2021 7:30 pm

The starters are playing 40 minutes in a dead season

the coach’s agenda doesn’t match the teams

1951
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March 13, 2021 8:34 pm
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And yet they still lose to crap teams!

It’s so pathetic.

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March 14, 2021 1:25 pm
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But they’re all great players! Just ask Doug.

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March 13, 2021 9:15 pm
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Lame Duck Luke.

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March 13, 2021 7:32 pm

So Luke, please tell us what you were thinking during the second quarter when we were squandering a 12 point lead. Did it ever occur to you to call a time out or put some of the starters back in? Please get back to us on this after you’ve watched some film.

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March 13, 2021 7:50 pm

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March 13, 2021 8:49 pm
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March 13, 2021 8:08 pm

has a team ever traded or cut every player on the roster at seasons end and started completely from scratch? seems like that might be a faster way back to relevance than trying to build around the few positive pieces of this roster

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March 13, 2021 10:16 pm
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I’d keep Fox, Haliburton and maaaaaybe Holmes.

The rest … don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya

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March 14, 2021 12:08 am
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This is bad

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