Categories
Articles | Game Recap

Kings 117, Suns 106: Kicking off preseason with a win

Will the Kings ever lose again? Probably not.

The Sacramento Kings kicked off preseason with an entertaining win over the Phoenix Suns, with a final score of 117-106. While we all obviously know that it’s just preseason and we don’t want to overreact (it’s worth noting that Chris Paul and Devin Booker did not play), we can still take away some observations on things that went well and things that did not.

  • Tyrese Haliburton was electric. He finished with 11 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, but the stat line doesn’t really capture how fun Haliburton is to watch out there.
  • Alex Len and Tristan Thompson are a big upgrade over Hassan Whiteside. Defense, speed up and down the court, screens, they did all the little things you want from backup big men.
  • Davion Mitchell is going to be fun. He started a little shaky, but settled in as the game went along and had some amazing defensive plays.
  • The Kings have a lot of options for three guard lineups. The Kings ran out multiple combinations of De’Aaron Fox, Haliburton, Mitchell, Buddy Hield, and Terence Davis. The challenge will be on the defensive end, but the three guard lineups were able to disrupt passing lanes and push the pace for easy baskets.
  • Marvin Bagley looked solid on offense and ran the floor hard all night, but continued to struggle on defense. I thought he looked best in lineups next to Alex Len. I do want to note that Bagley made a really nice little baby hook with his right hand!
  • De’Aaron Fox struggled on offense and finished with just 6 points but added 3 assists and 6 rebounds.

The Kings are off on Tuesday and will play the Clippers on Wednesday.

Subscribe
Notify of
58 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Carl
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
October 4, 2021 9:49 pm

Not too much to be taken from winning a preseason game against a team that sat its best players, but I’m a Kings fan, so I’m just going to enjoy it anyway.

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
October 4, 2021 9:55 pm
Reply to  Carl

Well the Kings sat Emanual Terry and Robert Woodard.

Touché!

Last edited 9 days ago by Kosta
KingBob
October 4, 2021 10:00 pm
Reply to  Carl

If you’re a Kings fan you don’t get to enjoy anything. If they win they are hurting our lottery spot and if they lose, they suck. 😛 Sorry, I just told you how to fan. I’ll see myself out

Last edited 9 days ago by KingBob
Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
October 4, 2021 9:54 pm

comment image

KingBob
October 4, 2021 9:55 pm

From nba.com headline of the game “Hield, Bagley III help Kings get win in preseason opener“ Are they trying to boost trade stock?🤔

WizsSox
Patreon Supporter
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
October 4, 2021 10:26 pm

Doesn’t matter if it’s preseason…comment image

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
October 4, 2021 10:30 pm
Reply to  WizsSox

DANCE!
comment image

SelecaoKOJ
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
October 4, 2021 10:27 pm

Nothing to See here. Barnes went off because Crowder was on the bench. 2 other all stars sat. Good obeservations can only be made when the other team has their full lineup. Period.The Suns rolled out their second team for the majority of the game. While every single starter for the Kings played significant minutes.l. I cannot make a single observation based on reality. The only one thing I noticed , Fox played with zero interest. Suns are clearly a better team and it’s not close. From coaching to personnel. I was hoping Booker, Paul and Crowder would have laced up. Then, we have ourselves a real game. This was the Kings first team beating the Suns 2-3 lineups.

WizsSox
Patreon Supporter
Original Member