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Kings 123, Lakers 120: Fox ‘fouls out,’ but Kings still eke out win

It was a win. It was a competitive game. It shouldn't have been, but it was a win.

The Sacramento Kings defeated the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 123-120 Wednesday night at home.

Buddy Hield scored a game-high 29 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 6 assists. De'Aaron Fox fouled out late in the fourth quarter on a very questionable call, but Harrison Barnes took it upon himself to take the crunch-time shot.

This game was a really competitive game when it really had no business being so since the Lakers were without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Lakers are deep, but the Kings roster in general is better than a three-point win against them.

First Half

The Kings opened the first quarter shining a spotlight on their poor defense. The Lakers had an easy time scoring and with just over five minutes to go in the first had the Kings in a 10-point hole. A 12-0 run by the Lakers had the Kings looking like a team that was completely checked out €“ no intensity, no purpose, no identity. After one quarter, the Kings were down 31-23 and let the Lakers shoot 60 percent from the field and 60 percent from three. Meanwhile, the Kings went 40 percent from the field and 16 percent from three.

In the second quarter, Montrezl Harrell started things off by punishing the Kings in the ways he can, but slowly Sacramento began to put things together. This was mainly a result of Buddy Hield's shots dropping. Buddy knocked down 4 of 6 from three in the first half. A Kings 16-4 run allowed them to tie the game with 6:24 left in the second at 43. Buddy looked like the Buddy we expected to see more of this season and the Kings looked like the better team in the second quarter because well, their roster is better than what the Lakers rolled out with Wednesday night €“ so that should be the case.

The Kings had 19 assists at the half to the Lakers 10. De'Aaron Fox tallied 5 of those assists. Harrell had 14 points at the half and so did Kyle Kuzma. The Kings were led by Hield's 16 and Richaun Holmes' 10.

Second Half

Harrison Barnes began the second half strong, helping to pull the Kings up 69-61. The Lakers quickly erased that lead and got it back to within 69-68. The third quarter was a pretty competitive quarter with both teams playing pretty evenly. The Lakers began to gain a slight edge when Fox left the floor for a rest though. He returned and the Kings tied it at 82.

The Lakers did a decent job of collapsing on Fox when he drove to the lane and after winning the second quarter 40-30, the Lakers won the third quarter 27-24 and took a one-point lead into the fourth.  Kuzma was up to 22 points and 9 rebounds, while Harrell had tallied 18 points and 9 rebounds.

The fourth quarter began with the Lakers and Kings largely trading baskets. This turned into a pretty good game in the second half. At 8 minutes left, the Kings maintained a one-point lead. The Kings went on a little run in the middle of the fourth and built up an eight-point lead with Fox starting to take over a little.

With two minutes left in the game the Lakers tied the game at 115. About a minute passed without a basket being scored, until Fox drained a foul-line jumper. Dennis Schroder responded with a driving layup that resulted in an And-1. With the Kings down 1, Fox drove to the lane and scored to put the Kings back up one with 50 seconds left. With 45 seconds left the Lakers refs showed up and Fox was called for his sixth foul for not touching Schroder. Schroder gave the Lakers a one-point lead at the line.

With Fox on the bench Barnes drove right to the lane and scored on a beautiful reverse layup. Kings up 1. Lakers didn't call a timeout and the Lakers couldn't knock down a shot. The Kings inbounded with 1.3 seconds left and the Lakers sent Barnes to the line. He hit both of them to put the Kings up three. (Shout out to Harrison who continues to be such a great veteran for this team.) With 1.3 seconds left the Lakers passed in to Kuzma who missed a three.

Kings win 123-120.

Other Notes:

  • The Kings went with an eight-man rotation again with Nemanja Bjelica, Cory Joseph and DaQuan Jeffries off the bench.
  • The Kings had six players in double digits €“ Bagley, Barnes, Holmes, Fox, Hield and Joseph.
  • Fox finished with 23 points, 8 assists and 3 steals, but did have 6 fouls and 7 turnovers.
  • Kuzma finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Schroder poured in 28 points and 9 assists.
  • The Kings finished 48 percent from three and 60 percent from the field. And they went 15-19 from the free throw line.

What's Next

The Kings take on the Blazers tomorrow at 7 p.m.

 

 

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rockbottom
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March 3, 2021 10:08 pm

Hard game to watch and very little reason to do it !

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March 3, 2021 10:46 pm
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Hali not playing why watch?

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March 3, 2021 10:24 pm

I’m just glad we’re trying to give Bjelica minutes to give him experience for the future.

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March 3, 2021 10:26 pm

Take that, Fakers!
The Rivalry still lives (in our heads).

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March 3, 2021 10:28 pm
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I wonder how many people who still hate the Lakers that much turned their back on the Kings once Shaq became a minority owner. My guess is none.

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March 3, 2021 10:36 pm
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People primarily hate Laker fans

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March 4, 2021 1:37 am
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Omg I hate the bandwagon fans. Anytime I see someone with a LBJ laker jersey I cringe

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March 4, 2021 8:10 am
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Most current Kings fans jumped on the bandwagon in the late-90s. That’s how fanbases grow. The team has success, people take notice, some stick around.

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March 4, 2021 9:34 am

yet when the team sucks again those €œfans€ are nowhere to be found

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March 4, 2021 9:44 am
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Nope. Like I said, a lot of the fans that are “die-hard” Kings fans now, including many on this site, started as bandwagoners in the late-90s.

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March 4, 2021 12:57 pm

I jumped on the bandwagon when I was 10 and Chris W came to town. On it for life. Or maybe it’s just that the wagon hasn’t really gone anywhere the last 23 years and I have nowhere else to go.

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March 4, 2021 1:28 pm

I mean I suspect most are from the greater Sacramento region?

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March 4, 2021 2:43 pm
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You’d be surprised…they were pretty popular internationally at the time, so I think there are people from all over the world still hooked into this franchise.

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March 3, 2021 10:39 pm
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I hated Shaq on the Lakers but the guy is too funny for me to hold on to 2002. Just like it was hard to hate Kobe (RIP) as time went by. If we stayed competitive on Kobe’s last 2 chips it might have been different though lol.

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March 4, 2021 9:43 am
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I’m getting kinda put off by Shaq’s “analysis” on TNT Inside the NBA. Especially that one time when Candice Parker absolutely owned him on the show.

Otherwise, funny dude.

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March 3, 2021 10:53 pm
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I still remember that Christmas game.

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March 3, 2021 10:30 pm

Luke trying so hard to win with his 7 man rotation…bro, you aren’t going to save your job

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March 3, 2021 10:51 pm
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Lol until the Allstar break.

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March 3, 2021 10:34 pm

I am wholeheartedly confident now that we can take the Lakers to a game 7 in the playoffs minus AD, Lebron, Harrell, and Kuzma. 🥳

MVP of our last 2 games: Haliburton. It’s clear his impact was sorely missed you know, getting into passing lanes, running the pick n roll, making winning plays…etc.

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March 3, 2021 11:17 pm
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Haliburton is quicklime for the Kings.

Everything seems good when watching him.

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March 3, 2021 10:39 pm

the daily:

Barnes has been the difference in like 6-7 wins this year

he can be moved at any point

he’s not of age where you would consider him a core piece

it’s questionable by McNair that he’s still here, but if we are picking 9 instead of 4 because of him I might not be pleased

and he should be playing playoff basketball at his age instead of wasting away here

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March 3, 2021 10:42 pm
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Maybe he’s a Celtic at the deadline. They are getting desperate from what I understand through the media FWIW. And at the end of the day “trade exception” isn’t a player logging minutes and contributing.

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March 3, 2021 11:10 pm
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Most likely spot but he is going to be highly sought after by multiple playoff teams that have an expiring to trade away

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March 3, 2021 11:27 pm
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If a team doesn’t have a realistic shot at winning the title, then they’d have to think long and hard about taking on $40 million in salary after this season for a chance to lose in the conference finals.

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March 4, 2021 12:42 am
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His contract isn’t bad moving forward for his level of play. He will be a solid piece for a legit contender the entire length of that contract barring injury

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March 4, 2021 4:17 am
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I’m not sure opposing GMs see it that way.

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March 4, 2021 7:41 am
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Maybe the Celtics bite with some like Nesmith, he alone has $7M guaranteed on his deal. Add in his TO years and he is up to $16M. Maybe that cost arguments Barnes’ $40M just enough.

Maybe Ainge sees it as the Celtics are instead paying Barnes $24M at the cost of an end of the rotation contract, albeit a prospect.

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March 4, 2021 7:53 am
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Yeah we’ll see. I have no doubt that Barnes would make the Celtics better. But does he push them into championship contender territory? I don’t think so.

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March 4, 2021 7:59 am
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Probably not, but I think Barnes AND Holmes could.

Barnes for Nesmith (into Boston’s TPE) and their 2021 first rounder (lottery protected)

Then Holmes for Theis and 2nd rounder.

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March 4, 2021 9:46 am
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I think if the Celtics are trading for a center, they are trading for one with more size than Holmes. Thies is about the same size and Richuan. I think if the want to get by the Bucks and the Sixers they are going to need a genuine seven footer.

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March 4, 2021 8:40 am
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Obviously, they have a chance, but I think the only thing that makes them a top contender is Kemba returning to form and/or a major trade for an elite player. Plus acquiring an interior defender. Holmes isn’t really that guy. Honestly, though Holmes is the better player, Whiteside probably does more for the Celtics than Holmes.

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March 4, 2021 8:56 am

Cool, then send them Whiteside for a 2nd rounder.

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March 4, 2021 9:12 am
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Looking at their picks, it looks like the 2023 crazy OKC/MIA/ HOU/BOS is their most attractive 2nd rounder.

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March 4, 2021 9:58 am
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Maybe, but if I were a GM would I expect the Barnes stats from his time in Sacramento, or for his career? If they can be assured of this production for the remainder of his contract, I think that’s interesting. Seems unlikely though.

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March 4, 2021 10:17 am
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I mean, nobody is going to pay based on his January numbers. They’ll value him based on what he’s always been. A reliable forward that can passably defend a couple positions, be a decent 4th or 5th option, on offense, and won’t make a bunch of mistakes. He isn’t going to put anybody over the top, but he can help solidify a position.

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March 3, 2021 11:12 pm
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I’m still not sure McNair is getting to make his moves.

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March 3, 2021 11:44 pm
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I could go either way trading Barnes if they got some real value for it so I’m not against it. But why is the narrative always a guy isn’t a core piece if he isn’t 21?

Other than the 2010s Thunder I can’t think of a great team where every important player was under 25. Unless you draft three hall of famers in a row that perfectly aligned core narrative is really tough. You need Barnesian type guys. On a declining contract if he plays within this range the next couple years he is valuable.

Again I’m not against a trade totally but I would bet that 30 year old Harrison Barnes is a more impactful player than Aaron nesmith and a first from the Celtics will turn out to be In 2 years. Prolly not getting more than that type of deal, so maybe McNair figures he’s just shuffling deck chairs at that point.

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March 3, 2021 11:54 pm
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He also might be getting ready to leave the team

he has two years til UFA after this

when will the team start competing?

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March 4, 2021 12:01 am
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Totally true. Don’t know. But if I’m Monte and this team isn’t competing by the end of two years from now (3 total) history would indicate he is prolly on the hot seat or already looking for a job. Rare is the GM that gets 5 year rebuild.

With this ownership who the F knows.

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March 4, 2021 8:12 am
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Rare is the GM that gets 5 year rebuild

Vlade Divac has entered the chat.

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March 4, 2021 12:12 am
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I agree, but I would trade him for quality depth. The Buddy and Barnes contracts are in direct conflict with us adding quality bench/role players. The other problem is that even if we had the cap space we would have trouble enticing players to come here without gambling and overpaying. We need to hope for a Richaun Holmes type in free agency that can be attained cheaply and just needs the right opportunity (Christian Wood on the Rockets is another example of this). Those types of players are few and far between. So our best option to get better is draft picks. Either used for depth through drafting, or as assets in a trade to attain a quality player. I would trade Buddy for Nesmith and a first though in a heartbeat lol. I would give him a piggy back ride all the way to Boston.

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March 4, 2021 12:24 am
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Yeah there is for sure logic to it. Turning Barnes contract into 2 good pieces at 10 mill a piece or whatever might a €œsum of the parts€ type argument. But in this market may be easier said than done. I love draft picks too…history would just indicate its a real crapshoot even finding role players

Theres 3 percent of me that just can’t quit Buddy regardless of the obvious flaws. He could be lethal and super effective with the right system. Most on the previous website were pretty happy when he signed that extension off 2019. I couldn’t get mad if they made that type of trade though for him at this point.

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March 4, 2021 12:32 am
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I feel the same about Buddy too. I just think what he brings to the table is more replaceable than what Barnes does. It feels like we are reaching that fork in the road where its one or the other.

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March 4, 2021 3:01 am
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I totally understand the POV. However I think people tend to think how much of a struggle kings had a SF in the gap between Artest and Barnes. Barnes being an average SF is the reason why we don’t talk about needing a SF anymore.

Yes, logically Barnes may not fit the timeline, and should be considered for trades etc. However not simply for the sake of it IMO. Without him, we would have another large hole to fill, as well as the loss of experience and leadership (something the Kings already lack). I like not having ‘can he/it play SF’ joke around.

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March 4, 2021 7:46 am
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The thing is, the Kings troubles of the past shouldn’t dictate their moves for the future.

Just because they couldn’t find a solid SF in years past, under different GMs, doesn’t mean McNair needs to desperately hold onto Barnes. It’s not like Sac isn’t allowed to have a SF but once every decade. Cade Cunningham would change everything.

Now, if we are talking about attracting talent via free agency, that is a different story. I’d hope McNair knows the history well of Sacramento’s inability to attract talent and would stay clear of hoping to improve that way.

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March 4, 2021 8:30 am
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I’m just going to have to go ahead and disagree with you there.

Just because Sac hasn’t had success in FA doesn’t mean it can’t moving ahead. I’m not saying they will be signing a major star, but the Harrison Barnes’ of the world are always gettable.

But just because you sign a Barnes doesn’t mean you have to trade him just because either.

I hope Monte can make the moves he wants, whatever that entails. And I especially hope it isn’t guided by having to save money because that always works badly. I guess we’ll see.

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March 4, 2021 8:51 am
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I think the point is they shouldn’t depend on FA to acquire established high level talent. The Barnes’ of the world are in the range of “gettable-if-you-overpay.” Which I don’t think they should do. But there are always values like Holmes and Bjelica out there. And the Kings should absolutely be going after those types in FA.

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March 4, 2021 8:58 am
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Well, I’m not putting any bets on the Kings being winners in free agency. Arguably the best free agent signing in Kings history (Vlade) was last century. History is just not on Sac’s side.

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March 4, 2021 10:00 am
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Right. Vlade is the best FA the org has ever signed. And the Kings weren’t his first choice either!

My point, phrased badly, obviously, is that FA ia always a tool you have available. When’s the last time the Boston Celtics signed a major FA? Does Gordon Hayward even count?

Thinking of FA to sign major impact talent is mostly useless for 75% of the league.

I get why the Kings would move Barnes. But I hope it’s not for money reasons, essentially. And not because of value to contract reasons either. That is my point, basically.

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March 4, 2021 11:56 am
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Horford, Hayward, and Walker all in the past 5 seasons count, IMO. They were all very good players among the top of their FA class with plenty of other options.

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March 3, 2021 10:40 pm

Fox chilling out final 45 secs

Dis Gon B Gud Popcorn GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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March 3, 2021 10:43 pm
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He was tired from dishing out TO’s.

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He even eats popcorn fast.

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March 3, 2021 10:41 pm

I thought it was a fun game. Lots of sick dunks, and Buddy dropping bombs.

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March 3, 2021 10:47 pm
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Buddy dropping bombs.

Did he shoot alot of (number) twos?

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March 3, 2021 10:50 pm
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Number 2 💣 s lol

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March 3, 2021 10:46 pm

👀

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March 3, 2021 10:53 pm
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Whatever his Dad says.

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March 3, 2021 11:08 pm
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Everything about the Kings is ridiculous. We shouldn’t have to put up with the bullshit from this organization.

Telling us Bagely is the future. Hiring a GM and not letting him pick his coach, again. Doug and Co afraid to criticize. It’s a joke.

Walton shoulda been axed before the season. Bagley should not be part of the future. The Kings amd their mouthpieces keep trying to sell us crap and say it’s gold. Keep trying to push the narrative that a little growth and time and Bags and the whole team will blossom. They barely handled a G league Laker squad.

I’m definitely done if they don’t let the GM do what is needed. If Vivek doesn’t back off. It’s the same crap over and over and over.

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March 3, 2021 11:29 pm
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Oops reply fail

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March 3, 2021 11:41 pm
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Ohhh. You were talking about the Bags quote? I was confused.

Im just frustrated and venting.

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March 3, 2021 11:54 pm
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Yeah, sorry. I understand your frustration and actually upvoted your comment.

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March 3, 2021 11:58 pm
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Word. Thanks. I’m not even sure the billboard/other means can work if this ownership doesn’t go the way of the dodo

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March 3, 2021 11:36 pm
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With Bagley I have seen slow and somewhat steady improvement (extremely slow improvement on defense) playing within the offense. He is clearly one of our 6 best players and he has talent. That being said, I just don’t see it with him. I don’t see greatness or key piece. I see a “meh” but solid rotational scoring punch off the bench at best. Maybe if he hit the weight room and gained 10 lbs of functional muscle/strength my outlook would be different. But muscles don’t make up for low BBIQ. At this point if he leaves he leaves. If he stays, well hope he plays motivated in a contract year and beyond.

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March 3, 2021 11:37 pm
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It sounds like a quote from a soldier in Afghanistan. WTH?

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March 4, 2021 4:20 am
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He knows the deal. Seems like about as honest a response as he could make.

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March 4, 2021 8:33 am
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This.

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March 4, 2021 8:53 am
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but what is the deal? It’s a harmless comment, but I don’t think Fox/Haliburton respond like that since they’re basically untouchable. It at least sounds like something one would say if they knew there’s a reasonable possibility of being traded. If you had to rank players on the likelihood they’re traded at the deadline where would you rank Bagley at this point? I think the top three are Bjelly, Bagley, Buddy in that order.

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March 4, 2021 10:01 am
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I think the deal is he knows it’s going to sound like b.s. if he talks about how much he loves being in Sacramento, when everyone knows that’s not the case.

I mean, he’s probably thinking “eff this place”, but he found a civil way to frame it.

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March 4, 2021 10:35 am
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I mean, a professional should at least try to endear himself to the fans and his teammates. “I am excited about the future. We’re young and learning, but I think we are going to turn the corner. I know it is rough right now, but we have an obligation to the fans to bring success to Sacramento.”

Sounds a lot better than “Meh… I go day by day. We’ll see I guess”

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March 4, 2021 10:40 am
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Maybe that’s the way to go. For me, I’d see the first comment and roll my eyes. I think we know enough to know that’s not really how he feels.

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March 4, 2021 10:49 am
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If I were the athlete, I’d take the Bull Durham approach and give nothing but cliches.

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March 3, 2021 10:48 pm

I didn’t watch this game no AD no LeBron and no Haliburton why watch the shi% show?

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March 3, 2021 10:57 pm
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Just because. But if one of AD or Lebron played it would’ve been a blowout. If both played, it would’ve been a massacre. They would sit out the whole 4th quarter. We struggled against their C team. This was purely a game to develop their depth and they barely lost.

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March 3, 2021 11:51 pm
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Some of us watch every single game no matter how much the team might suck, to each his own. Besides, I prefer a game without stars, spend a lot less time watching them complain about non-calls.

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March 4, 2021 10:04 am
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There was plenty of complaining last night though. If the stars are out, the whining just flows to the next level.

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March 4, 2021 7:25 am
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Facts man, what’s the excitement of beating a team without their two best players, who are both top 5 in the league.

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March 4, 2021 10:03 am
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It was actually pretty entertaining – without LBJ and AD, that’s a fairly equivalent roster. The game was pretty cleanly played, and Schroder was fun to watch. Plus, the Kings beat the Lakers which is always cool.

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March 3, 2021 11:49 pm

Honestly it felt like both teams were trying hard to get the top pick-no defense and lots of turnovers. But a win against fakers is always great!

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March 4, 2021 12:27 am

You know what’s fun about this team? We have 6 players that can drop 20+ any given game and it wouldn’t be too shocking if 3 of them do in the same game.

You know what’s sad about this team? We can’t keep 5 trash cans sitting on the court from scoring 120+. And if one or more of the 6 players are gone/out this team becomes basically unwatchable. Seriously, Luke’s assassination of that clipboard was the best defense I have seen this whole season.

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March 4, 2021 6:04 am

We beat the L*kers ..
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March 4, 2021 7:23 am
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Apparently we beat them only because the refs were biased in our favor!

Still, there was one other major factor in the Lakers’ loss to the Kings on Wednesday night, though, and that was the officiating. 

https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2021/3/3/22312904/lakers-frank-vogel-explains-buddy-hield-missed-3-point-call-vs-kings-montrezl-harrell

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March 4, 2021 9:04 am
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It’s a shame the game was close enough for that to even be a consideration.

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March 4, 2021 7:32 am

Never has a win felt so much like a loss.

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March 4, 2021 8:01 am
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Yea I was pretty crushed. They’re already three wins from the third position so if you listen you can hear it slipping away. Now is the time to lose.

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March 4, 2021 8:05 am
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It’s not just that:

1) The Kings starts could barely go toe to toe with the Lakers scrubs.

2) Walton gets a reprieve.

3) Kings media shills will only talk about beating the Lakers.

4) Then you get a meaningless win in the most important lottery race this team has been in in decades.

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March 4, 2021 8:07 am
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1 and 2 work for me.

3 is like calling water wet.

4 is W T F !

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March 4, 2021 1:52 pm
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What the fans don’t understand…

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March 4, 2021 8:36 am
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Yeah let’s not sugar coat it: the team played like garbage most of the night against a team without its best players. Last night was a farce. To be totally honest I was hoping they’d lose because it’ll just speed up changes that have to happen anyway.

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March 4, 2021 9:03 am
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You can only play the game in front of you and against the guys on the court, but that Laker roster would be in pole position in the Cade Cunningham Cup.

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March 4, 2021 8:32 am

Can you imagine if Montrezl Harrell only played against the Kings? That would be a stat sheet to die for.

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March 4, 2021 9:01 am

Dammit…at least this helps keep Walton as HC and the tank continues to roll.

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March 4, 2021 9:36 am

Even when we beat the Lakers they somehow still screw us by messing up our draft position…KAAAAAANGZ!!!!

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