Categories
Articles | Game Preview

Kings vs. Bulls Preview: A Bunch a Bull

Well, what do the Kangz have for us today??

The Kings have lost five in row. The Bulls have won three of their last four. Do I really have to write a preview for this game? No. Am I going to anyways? Also NO! We're going to talk about everything but that!

Let's talk _____ (audience fills in blank here)_____!

When: Saturday, February 20th, 6:00 PM PST

Where: United Center, Chicago, IL

TV: NBCSCA -  Kyle Draper on the call.

RadioKHTK Sports 1140 AM

For Your Consideration

Chicagoing Down with the Ship: That was a test of loyalty. We are going to talk about the Kings but if you're still here on a Saturday afternoon and reading this, you've passed. Send me your address, credit card number and social security number and I'll send you your free membership hat to my exclusive fan club. Right now it's just my mother and my old college roommates, but you're in too.

The Kings have lost in a multitude of ways recently: going down to the wire against a great team, sitting their star against one of the worst teams in the league then getting bodied anyways, getting bullied by a team of equal talent, getting busted up by one of the best offensive teams ever and then, giving two teammates triple doubles on a team still searching for a consistent identity. Before some of us want to point out that De'Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes all missed time during this stretch - all of these teams had injuries, save Philly, to at least one of their best players. Orlando was miss their top three point guards, Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac. Memphis was missing Jaren Jackson Jr. and rookie upstart Desmond Bane. The Nets were missing Spencer Didwiddie! Well, and that guy Kevin Durant. Miami has been making due without Goran Dragic. Simple point being that good teams are going to have good players miss games and still be expected to play a competitive game. Even during the Kings run I tried to hedge a bit saying that when the injury bug arrived for the uber-healthy Kings squad it could get ugly pretty quick.

Well the bug has arrived and it's ugly.

So where does that leave us for tonight's game against the Bulls? The Kings and Bulls both share the same the record at 12-16. They're both in the top ten in pace, top twelve in points per game and the bottom four in points allowed per game. Both are lead by electric guards in Fox and Lavine. They're birds of a feather when looking up at them from the ground. Tonight is just a matter of whose crap you have to clean off your hat.

I suspect that one or both of Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes will take another game to come back from being dinged up. The Kings can probably afford to have one of them on the back burner, then again, they certainly thought that before their loss at the hand of the Magic too. Okay, it's a Saturday game and I have life to live before my soul gets pulled from my body at 6 pm tonight. That will do for now.

Fun Fact of the Day: Today is the four year anniversary of trading DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans. Discuss this amongst yourselves.

Last thing. If the Kings lose this one tonight, I'm bringing back my film reviews. No, not reviewing film of the Kings to suss out why they suck. I mean, I'm just going to have a section where I suggest movies you should be watching instead of the Kings. I'll even do custom art for them so Greg feels pressured to publish them instead of just rewriting a real, decent Kings centric preview himself. Because that's my true joy in life: keeping Greg on edge.

Prediction

Everything I've written becomes moot when De'Aaron Fox scores 52 points and dishes for 10 assists and the Kings are given an honorary playoff spot for his efforts. Yay us!

Kings: 127 , Bulls: 122

Subscribe
Notify of
27 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
eddie41
February 20, 2021 2:09 pm

Free Donte Green?

Kosta
February 20, 2021 2:44 pm
Reply to  eddie41

comment image

Jman1949
February 20, 2021 2:16 pm

This game’s in the “broad-shouldered city”—
Both these teams sport records to pity.
Each team will show flashes,
But then all hope dashes.
No matter who wins—won’t be pretty!

Kosta
February 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Reply to  WGriffith

Wouldn’t be mad if you decide to take a day off, Will.

Enjoy your day out in Chicago!
comment image

Last edited 13 days ago by Kosta
Jman1949
February 20, 2021 2:53 pm
Reply to  WGriffith

comment image

Marty
February 20, 2021 2:27 pm

Five games in seven days on the road is just nonsense. I’d love to be a fly on the wall and hear how they plan to manage this.

Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 2:35 pm

Lol, you went all in on this preview today, Will.

Kosta
February 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Reply to  Klam

comment image

Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Reply to  Kosta

comment image?itemid=9976335

Kosta
February 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Reply to  Klam

“Where are you from?”

“Peoria.”

“Where?”

“….Chicago.”

comment image

Kosta
February 20, 2021 2:47 pm

Send me your address, credit card number and social security number 

!
I’m feeling bullied

Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Reply to  Kosta

Kosta’s KreditKard.

MyNeighborTurturro
February 20, 2021 2:53 pm

After 2.5 months in Postal Service hell, my wife’s surprise gift of the Kings/Kong’s shirt arrived at my doorstep in Chicago this morning. In roughly 25 years of fandom, today marks the first time that I’ve worn a team shirt while watching a game, and it feels fitting since they’re at the Bulls this evening.

Kosta
February 20, 2021 2:58 pm

The Postal Service Kangz’d that delivery!

That’s some luck, though–that when you do finally get it it’s when the Kings go to Chicago.

Last edited 13 days ago by Kosta
TerzoM
February 20, 2021 2:56 pm

Kings. Bulls. Next

Kingsbullsnext GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

BestHyperboleEver
February 20, 2021 3:16 pm
Reply to  TerzoM

On an unrelated note, does TKH have “collapse thread” capabilities?

Marty
February 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Reply to  TerzoM

WTF ?

TerzoM
February 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Reply to  Marty

Simbas Gone Wild

al_lives
February 20, 2021 3:07 pm

Whatever the game outcome I’m just hoping I see good games from Fox and Hali and defensive improvements from Bagley. Probably time for the Kings to put their money in the tankcomment image

Last edited 13 days ago by al_lives
Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 3:10 pm

Looks like the Cousins-Rockets era is coming to a close.

BestHyperboleEver
February 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Reply to  Klam

Looks like we’ll get a chance to see if one of my targets for a cheap lottery ticket for the Kings was a good one. They just signed Justin Patton and it looks like he may get some real minutes.

Kosta
February 20, 2021 3:34 pm
Reply to  Klam

The Re-UNITED CENTER
comment image

Last edited 13 days ago by Kosta
Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 3:43 pm
Reply to  Kosta

comment image

Kosta
February 20, 2021 3:48 pm
Reply to  Klam

comment image

Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 4:01 pm
Reply to  Kosta

Salmon and Lobster.
comment image

Klam
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
February 20, 2021 3:41 pm
Reply to  Klam

Badge Legend

Patreon Supporter    Registered On Day 1    Published Post  Published Post Nostradumbass
200 Up Votes    500 Up Votes    1,000 Up Votes    3,000+ Up Votes
50 Comments    100 Comments    250 Comments    500 Comments    1000+ Comments